Red Emergency Cords Essential Info

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Red Emergency Cords are designed to be a way for someone inside the accessible WC to safety and easily alert people outside the facilities that their assistance is required. 

The following shows some of the essential requirements for emergency alarm systems in accessible toilets:

  • The pull cords for the emergency alarm system should be easily identifiable and coloured red
  • There should be two red 50mm diameter bangles attached to the pull cord
  • One of the bangles should be reachable from the floor close to the WC, it is recommended that the bangle should sit 100mm above the floor
  • The other bangle should be reachable from the WC and be positioned between 800mm and 1,000mm above the floor
  • There should be visual and audible indicators to indicate that the emergency alarm has gone off
  • There should be a reset control for the alarm which is reachable from a wheelchair and the WC
  • The emergency assistance call signal should be distinguishable visually and audibly from the fire alarm
  • The emergency assistance call signal outside the toilet compartment should be positioned so that it can be easily seen and heard by those able to give assistance