IMPORTANT: HQ Fire Alarm Testing (Completed)

Summary of Work: Fire Alarm Testing (Shout HQ)
Impacted Audience: General Public, Station Staff
Impact of Work: Low
Event Start: 25/4/2019 @ 1200 GMT
Estimated Event End: 25/4/2019 1500 GMT
Duration of Event: 3 Hours
Affected Systems: Telephony

Fire alarm testing will be carried out tomorrow, between 12 midday – 15:00. During the testing, the fire bells will ring  several times tomorrow afternoon. In addition, ALL smoke detectors  “break glass units”  and emergency escape lighting will also be tested. This maintenance window may may result in problems getting through via phone, may find that it will take a little longer than usual, to answer your call. Emails and Social Media should not be affected by this fire alarm test.

Due to this, a archived Music From Around The World will go out at 12 midday. This has been planned, so that the fire alarm does not continually go off while presenters are on air.

For Volunteers at Shout HQ, there will be no need to evacuate the building, unless told to do so by Station Management, or if the fire bells are ringing for longer than 2 minutes. In the event that you discover a fire, please sound the fire alarm by shouting “FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!” and then activating the red break glass units, in the normal way.

Please note: The fire alarm test is being carried out by a Contractor, on behalf of the building Management, who are not affiliated with Shout Radio.

Sorry for the inconvenience.