DON’T PANIC – EASIER SAID THAN DONE!!
You may have read an article, in the national newspapers, about a Devon butcher who became trapped in his walk in freezer and had to use a frozen black pudding as a battering ram to escape.
Most of us would not have been as cool headed to look for a solution inside the freezer and would have gone into panic mode.
No-one can prevent these incidents from occurring, as one of our own engineers found out. He was servicing a walk in freezer coldroom and, to maintain the temperature, closed the door behind him. Unfortunately the door bounced off the bottom runner and became jammed. As he was in in the middle of the countryside, inside a metal clad insulated freezer, he couldn’t easily get a mobile phone signal to call for help. After continuously trying for ten minutes he eventually managed to get a signal and contact our office where we in turn rang the customer to go and release him. Apart from being very cold, and relieved, he realised things could have been so much worse had he not been able to get a phone signal or not have had his phone at all.
The incident with our engineer and the butcher highlighted the need for walk in freezer and chiller cold rooms to have an alarm system installed to alert when someone is trapped. Due to this we decided to offer the Trapped Personnel Alarm to our customers to give them peace of mind and ensure the safety of their staff. The kit comprises of two parts, on the inside of the cold room there is an illuminated button mounted to a large luminous sign. On the outside there is a control box with a strobe light and loud siren. When the permanently lit indoor button is pushed this will set off both the siren and the warning beacon. There is a battery back-up which will ensure the system works even in a power cut.
Audible Siren Alarm
Battery Back Up
The system can be installed in up to four walk in coldrooms/freezers within a maximum distance of 600 metres of the outside audible alarm and warning beacon control board.
Indoor illuminated panic button
Outdoor flashing beacon and siren
We would be happy to carry out a free no obligation survey of your premises to show you the system and discuss your requirements. Contact us on 01452 739483