Business owners have many responsibilities. And when you own a building that houses tenants, workers, or visitors, those responsibilities increase. Ensuring the safety of the people on your property is essential, and there are rules and regulations mandated by law that help support this effort. UL2572 is one of these important code standards.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is responsible for enacting and enforcing codes and regulations designed to protect our population from fire hazards, electrical dangers and other related potential safety threats, such as an active shooter situation. Under NFPA codes, 72 — Fire Alarm and Signaling references the type of mass notification system a building must have. Both the International Fire Code (IFC) and the International Building Code (IBC) have adopted and incorporated NFPA Code 72.
Safety consulting and certification entity Underwriters Laboratories (UL) helps to set safety standards for electrical equipment and their parts. UL has developed a standard with NFPA for mass notification systems, in compliance with NFPA Code 72. This standard is UL2572, and it identifies what is required on electrical notification systems and any audio products that work with these systems.
The code stipulates the reach of mass notification systems to everyone, prohibiting conflicting signals and mandating that the notification signal be heard over ambient sounds. These systems can amplify a fire alarm, but they must also be designed to override the alarm notification sound in non-fire emergencies.
Contractors, property managers, and building owners should always reference the UL2575 standard when working with mass notification system equipment and their components, including software and reference documents.
UL2572 Code Compliance and Commercial Systems Group (CSG)
At CSG, we understand safety, and we know electronics. Our mass notification systems are code-compliant and boast all the features you want for top quality, reliability, and ease-of-use. Your mass notification system can mean the difference between life and death in a wide range of potential hazards, from severe weather alerts or child abduction scenarios to chemical spill hazards and bomb threats. Turn to a reputable supplier you can count on for your safety and emergency notification electronic systems. Contact CSG any time, day or night. We’ll help you meet compliance and protect lives.