WES3 Wireless fire, evacuation & medical alert systems for construction site safety
WES3 is designed and manufactured in the UK and distributed throughout Australia & New Zealand by Gencom.
WES3 is the latest in fire and emergency alarm system innovation developed by the fire experts at Ramtech Electronics and is used on sites across the world,
from the UK to Australia and Spain. This advanced alarm system has been developed to provide a simple, fast and secure method of communicating fire
and medical emergencies across sites.
This advanced system has been developed and engineered to provide a simple, fast and secure method of communicating fire and medical emergencies in the complex environmental conditions of construction sites. WES3 comes with a market-leading two-year warranty.
The most advanced system produced by Ramtech, WES3 has been created to safeguard your personnel and property
Designed for Construction Sites
The range now includes the latest system control unit – WES3 CONNECT Base Station – which offers enhanced features over the standard bases station including:
This advanced alarm system has been developed to provide a simple, fast and secure method of communicating fire and medical emergencies in the complex environment of construction sites.
DESIGNED FOR CONSTRUCTION
To develop WES3, radio and electronics experts worked in direct collaboration with a number of Europe’s leading construction companies.
FIT FOR PURPOSE
All WES3 units are 100% wireless, fully portable, easily relocatable and simple to use. WES3 offers the perfect temporary evacuation solution for the dynamics of any sized construction environment.
BUILT TO LAST
WES3 units are covered by a full 12 month manufacturer warranty, and have a 3-year battery life under normal conditions and usage.
EXTREMELY LOW MAINTENANCE
Customers that have used other site safety systems will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to deploy, maintain and manage a WES3 system for the entire life-cycle of their project.
SECURE RADIO MESH NETWORK
The secure radio network only recognises units that have been paired to the system, ignoring unpaired devices and outside interference. All WES3 units are type approved under AS/NZS 4268:2017.
Construction sites are dynamic, dangerous and constantly evolving.
Whether it be a large civil project, medium sized residential apartment build or a demolition job—WES3 has been designed for all aspects of construction. Whilst there are host of legal, financial and moral responsibilities to keep your workers safe for the duration of the project, we believe deploying and maintaining an on site emergency and evacuation system does not need to be complex or costly.
WES3 FEATURES AT A GLANCE:
Frequently Asked Questions
The WES3 System has been approved to strict European EN-54 standards. While the EN-54 standard is not formally recognized within ANZ, you can trust your system knowing that all components and functionality have been designed to comply with the EN-54 European Standard.
The WES3 System has been type-approved under AS/NZS 4268:2017 Radio Equipment and Systems. As an evacuation system, the WES3 system will also assist you with compliance with the following ANZ OH&S legislation:
- ANZ Standards 4801 OH&S Management Systems
- ANZ Standard 3745 Planning for Emergencies.
Nurse Call boxes primarily act as an intercom system on a licenced frequency. Whilst traditional Nurse Call systems offer the benefits of 2-way conversations, they may not be cost-effective.
The WES3 system can replicate the functionality of a Nurse Call system and provide other advantages such as fire and smoke detection, enhanced site coverage, reporting and versatility, all without the need for mains power or licencing.
The WES3 system has a built-in optional inspection delay, meaning a site-wide evacuation alarm does not automatically trigger if a single evacuation point or detector is activated.
With inspection delay enabled, site operators have up to 10 mins (programable) to inspect any triggered events. At that point, the site operator can either cancel the pre-alarm or authorise a site evacuation.
The system has built-in redundancy to automatically trigger the site evacuation alarm if the pre-alarm is not cancelled or if two or more points are both triggered during the inspection delay period.
WES3 smoke detectors are dust resistant and are fit for purpose in unmanned areas of a construction site, as they will not activate due to dust exposure.
Gencom is the Authorised Distributor for WES3 across Australia and New Zealand. Gencom specialises in supplying and supporting digital 2-way radio communication systems for a diverse range of industries. Gencom also specialises in providing Safety and Nurse Call Solutions for the construction industry.
Established for over 30 years and ISO 9001 2015 registered, Gencom has a range of in house industry experts and an extensive range of trusted channel partners across Australia and New Zealand.
WES3 units can be deployed as soon as the cabins are on site and the build is out of the ground. Set up is quick and easy—it takes just a few minutes for your units to be on active duty protecting your site and workers.
Evacuation points are placed according to your evacuation plan—usually at each stairwell or lift shaft and added to the network as the build progresses. Units can be electronically numbered according to your site evacuation plan for easy identification if an event occurs. Heat and dust resistant smoke detectors provide active protection in enclosed and unmanned areas.
All your WES3 units connect to form a redundant wireless mesh network so that every connected unit can trigger a site-wide alarm, whether automatically via detection units or manually via the Evacuation Points.
During the project’s life, units can be added, moved or removed from the network in just a few minutes. System integrity testing happens automatically two times daily, and silent tests should be conducted according to your site safety plan- usually once per week. All events are logged in the site Base Stations and can be accessed at any time.
Once the project is complete, you can easily deactivate your units and re-deploy them on your next project.
How prepared is your workplace? The daily threats & risks during construction are countless. Unfortunately incidents on construction sites will inevitably occur, the key is to mitigate and resolve events when they happen, as quickly and effectively as possible.