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prБДС EN 50726:2023

Emergency and danger systems - Part 1: Emergency and danger response systems (EDRS) - Basic requirements, duties, responsibilities and activities

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40.20     Feb 10, 2023

40.60    Apr 28, 2023



European Standard



This document applies to the planning, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of an emergency and danger response system. An emergency and danger response system is part of an overall solution for dealing with specific events such as emergencies or crises.
This document
- specifies:
- technical processes and responsibilities for supporting all procedures from the registration of an event (emergency, danger) up to its final processing;
- the technical risk management including the definition of safety/security goals and the workflow organization as well as the necessary specifications regarding a technical risk management file;
- associated duties, responsibilities and activities as parts of an integrated overall risk management process to achieve the safety and security goals, effectiveness and efficiency as well as data and system safety/security;
- three different grades of safety/security, with the respective product functionalities required to achieve them;
- the basic requirements for emergency and danger response systems (EDRS) in public buildings such as education facilities (e.g. schools, universities), government facilities, kindergartens and similar facilities;
- the responsibilities under applicable national law about Safety and Health at Work Laws and thus particularly addresses the responsibility of employers;
- describes:
- the process of establishing, maintaining and updating a risk management file in which, inter alia, the technical risks are listed and evaluated and the residual technical risks are defined, resulting in the grade and structure of the EDRS;
- is intended to support the implementation of:
- National legal and other provisions (e.g. Act on Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities, Safety and Health at Work Laws, education laws);
- gives relevant guidance on:
- the organizational risk management;
- does not replace the specifications of standards to the following systems:
- fire safety systems including, but not limited to, fire detection and fire alarm systems, fixed firefighting systems, smoke and heat control systems,
- security systems including, but not limited to, intrusion and hold-up alarm systems, electronic access control systems, external perimeter security systems and video surveillance systems,
- applicable national standards on call systems.
All such systems can, however, be integrated into an emergency and danger response system (EDRS), taking into account the relevant provisions made in the respective standards for such products and systems.
Other products and systems from the entire field of standardization, such as alarm systems, danger warning and danger alarm systems, escape routing systems, public address systems used to respond to a danger, can also be used in or integrated into an emergency and danger response system if the relevant requirements of the standards for such products or systems are met.
This document does not specify any risk levels, in particular no acceptable residual risks. Technical risk management and organizational risk management are equal parts of the overall risk management.
This document is also applicable to non-public buildings with a similar risk and requirement for protection.

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prБДС EN 50726:2023
40.20 DIS ballot initiated
Feb 10, 2023

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Adopted from prEN 50726-1


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