Do you need pull station covers? Well, they’re a good idea because they help protect manual pull stations from several things.
In high traffic areas, pull station covers help protect against accidental impacts. Ideally, you don’t want people to set off accidental alarms, right? If someone accidentally bumps into the pull station, the cover serves as a decent barrier to prevent a false alarm. This is especially helpful in places like schools, nursing homes and hospitals.
If the pull station is outdoors, the cover helps protect it from vandalism, dust and weather. Covers are made to be durable. For instance, covers sold by Life Safety Consultants are made using a rugged, UV stabilized poly-carbonate material. Covers are made to last a long time, despite all the things that may come against them over the years, from rogue baseballs to people’s sharp elbows.
Finally, covers comply with ADA standards. Did you know that SENTRY station covers were designed specifically for compliance with the requirements of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act: 28 CFR Part 36)? This includes the ability to operate the station cover with just one hand, no more than 5 pounds of force and no requirement for tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist.
Meanwhile, it’s uniquely designed to protrude less than 4 inches (100 mm) into halls, corridors and passageways, per the 7/1/94 edition of ADA, part 36 paragraph 4.4.1. In addition, raised lettering and Braille instructions are provided on the covers.
If you have a pull station on your property, cover it.
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