NFPA - 1982
Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
This standard shall specify minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification for all personal alert safety systems (PASS) for emergency services personnel.
This standard shall specify the requirements for all new PASS, including, but not limited to, stand-alone PASS, integrated PASS, and RF PASS.
This standard shall also specify the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of PASS or RF PASS devices certified to an earlier edition of this standard that incorporate parts, components, and/or software to meet this edition of the standard.
This standard shall not specify requirements for any accessories that could be attached to the PASS but that are not necessary for the PASS to meet the requirements of this standard.
This standard shall not be construed as addressing all the safety concerns associated with the use of compliant PASS. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use compliant PASS to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
This standard shall not be construed as addressing all the safety concerns, if any, associated with the use of this standard by testing facilities. It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use this standard to conduct testing of PASS to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to using this standard for any designing, manufacturing, and testing.
Nothing herein is intended to restrict any jurisdiction or manufacturer from exceeding these minimum requirements.
The purpose of this standard shall be to establish minimum requirements for PASS that are intended for use by emergency services personnel during emergency operations and that emit an audible signal to summon aid in the event the user becomes incapacitated or needs assistance.
This standard shall establish minimum requirements for optional RF PASS that are capable of transmitting an alarm signal and receiving an evacuation alarm via an RF signal.
This standard shall establish minimum requirements for the base station used in optional RF PASS for the receipt of an alarm signal and the transmission of an evacuation alarm via an RF signal.
Controlled laboratory tests used to determine compliance with the performance requirements of this standard shall not be deemed as establishing PASS performance levels for all situations to which fire-fighting or emergency services personnel can be exposed.
This standard shall not be interpreted or used as a detailed manufacturing or purchase specification but shall be permitted to be referenced in purchase specifications as minimum requirements.