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Positioning of Manual Callpoints
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Manual call points should be located on escape routes, at all exits to free air and at all exits from each level of multi-storey buildings.

For general applications, call points should be located such that nobody need to travel more than 45m to reach the nearest call point. This distance is based on measuring the actual route that would be travelled. If at the design stage the actual layout is unknown then a straight-line distance of 30m should be used as a design guide and the 45m limit verified after fit out is complete.

Call points should be located near to specific hazards (e.g. flammable liquid store) and at 1.4m (+/- 0.2m) from the floor in well lit easily accessible positions. Lower mounting heights might be needed to accommodate building users in wheel chairs.

The figures of 45m and 30m above should be reduced to 25m and 16m respectively if either a significant proportion of building users have limited mobility and it can reasonably be assumed that one of these occupants will be likely to be the first person to operate the alarm or if the nature of equipment or activity in an area gives a high likelihood of rapid fire development. The method of operation of call points should be the same throughout the building - all Cooper Lighting and Security call points meet this requirement, whether IP65 or standard types.

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Typical building layout showing positioning of callpoints
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