Occupant Warning System ("OWS")

An occupant warning system is a type of Building Occupant Warning System that is installed to alert occupants of an emergency broadcast simultaneously throughout all occupied areas of the building via an evacuation signal.

An occupant warning system is provided in a building in accordance with Clause 7, Specification E2.2a of Volume One of the Building Code of Australia and Clause 3.22 of Australian Standard AS1670.1.


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