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Safety17TheintroductionofEN54-23hasnoimplicationswithregardstohowariskassessmentiscarriedouttodaybutitmayimpactpossiblealarmsolutions.Ifyouarenewtotheprocessafewpointsarehighlightedbelow.Foramorein-depthunderstandingoffireriskassessmentgotowww.fia.uk.comandreviewthetrainingsection.Theneedforvisualalarmdevicesinabuildingshouldbedeterminedbyafireriskassessmentcarriedoutbyacompetentperson.Themaincriterionfortheinstallationofvisualalarmdevicesistoprovideawarningoffireinsituationsinwhichaudiblefirealarmdevicesalonemaynotbesuitable.TypicalsituationswhereVADswouldberequiredincludex0TocomplywiththeEqualitiesActlocalbuildingregulationsorrelatedlegislationx0Warningdeaforhardofhearingpeoplex0Areasofhighambientnoisex0Staffrestrictedwarningsystemsx0nursinghomesorhospitalsx0certainpublicassemblybuildingsx0Broadcaststudiosx0HospitaloperatingtheatresIfuncertainoftheneedforaVADreferenceshouldbemadetooneormoreofthefollowingx0TherelevantpartofBS9999x0Guidancedocumentsthatsupportfiresafetylegislationx0DisabledaccesslegislationandassociatedstandardssuchasBS8300andPartMoftheBuildingRegulationsx0Anyauthorityresponsibleforenforcingfiresafetylegislationthatappliestothepremisesx0Customandpractice-localregionalornationalx0HealthandsafetylegislationsuchastherequirementtowearpersonalprotectiveequipmentPPEsuchaseardefendersRelevanttoUKonly.PleaserefertoyourregionalorlocalrequirementsifoutsidetheUK.ImplicationsofEN54-23forRiskAssessors