Area of Rescue Systems and Area of Refuge Systems are intended to create a line of communication between people in a protected area and the responding authorities. Many of these systems are situated on elevator lobbies in high rise buildings. The responding authorities assess the situation and respond back and forth with people to keep them in the safest areas possible.
Q - Do I have to have an area of rescue system at my business?
A - Not all businesses are required to have area of rescue of rescue/refuge systems. The International Building Code (IBC) dictates the requirements for area of rescue and area of refuge. Let our code professionals tell you if, and where, you would need area of rescue.