The British Standard Institute (BSI) now advise that in order to reduce the chance of either malicious or accidental activation, all manual call points should be fitted with a protective cover. Fitting protective covers to manual call points is now the default recommendation. A ‘variation’ to the Code of Practice must be declared if covers are not fitted.
Whilst the standard does not specifically refer to existing call points, covers are available for most industry standard call points. To ensure full protection against false activation, many of our clients are opting to retrofit call point covers and implement the new standard across the board. Please call or email to find out more.