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06 Nov 2018

Ensuring Fire Safety in High-Rise Buildings

Thinking Software D74

Early warning, adequate exit routes and occupant familiarity are the key elements of being prepared for any emergency. Our evacuation management and emergency roll-call system work together seamlessly to promote the safety of all residents.

If there was a fire in your high-rise building right now, would you know how many people were there? Now, in the aftermath of the devastating fire at Grenfell, this question is more relevant and pertinent than ever. Recently, The Telegraph told of a story of one particular survivor of the fire, who was trapped in his 10th floor flat. They told of how "numerous" 999 calls were made about his position but he was only rescued after he rang his son who passed the phone to an officer on the ground.

With a system like Musterd in place, where integration of both evacuation management and emergency roll-call is part of the package, the safety of residents can be ensured, through real-time views of everyone’s location and safety status in the building.

Musterd tells you where people are to be found; who’s safe and who’s not.  

There are two parts to the Musterd system, both critical in ensuring the safety of both fire marshals and residents within the building:


1. Musterd Roll-Call

In an emergency, Musterd helps ensure the safety of your residents. Musterd stores a real-time view of people’s locations and their safety status. Musterd can help you to locate them, to know who’s safe and who’s not.

An alarm is raised and a threat type assigned. Fire marshals with handheld Musterd devices move to muster points to initiate the evacuation and roll call process.

Evacuation - Musterd directs safety crews and residents towards muster points. It then combines access control and Musterd device data to provide all safety crews with a live, up-to-date view of an evacuation in progress.

Safety - Residents register with Musterd devices at safe muster points. Safe and unsafe lists are built and updated in real-time across multiple devices and muster points, creating a list of last-known locations of any remaining unsafe residents.


2. Sweep and Clear

Again, an alarm is raised. Fire marshals with handheld Musterd devices move across the site, scanning Musterd QR-codes to alert the incident manager that the areas are clear.

Evacuation - The Incident Manager gets real-time feedback from fire marshals as they sweep and clear the designated critical areas of the site. Crucially, fire marshals know that their locations are being tracked, so they can be rescued if they encounter trouble.

Safety - As fire marshals sweep each critical area, Musterd displays safe and unsafe lists of all areas across the site. Any unsafe areas get urgent attention from rescue personnel, without delay. Fire marshals then report at a muster point to show that they’re safe.

One of Musterd’s crucial features is its resilience. Musterd can “go it alone” if a site’s power, network, access control or WiFi is disabled by a fire or other damage.  Emergencies aren’t predictable, so Musterd and its linked devices are designed to keep working under almost any circumstances, and to continue to update the safety status of residents.

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To learn more about Musterd, visit our site at www.thinking-software.com/musterd


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