The prime objective is the safe evacuation of people in the event of a disaster.
A risk assessment will anticipate the type of disaster and the people who may be affected e.g. crew, subcontractors, visitors, passengers, disabled, young and old persons.
In a disaster situation the statutory high level signage and emergency lights may be rendered inadequate and sighted persons become blinded by smoke conditions. In these circumstances, all or parts of the Telscape system should be considered.
These are placed in a consistent position on the safety rail photoluminescent strip or a handrail as appropriate. The addition of these self adhesive Telscape tactile symbols will guide the sighted and unsighted person to safety in smoke and darkness.
Stairs and Change of Level
Marking treads and handrails will help with orientation. Similarly, ramps and balustrades can be identified. The Telscape system incorporates the use of photoluminescent delineating stair rails and stair nosing. Telscape tactile symbols will help guide people escaping in smoke obscuring conditions.
Place one prior to the start of the staircase on the transparent safety rail and then on the handrail for two steps, angled for ascent or descent.