Originally Posted by Richard B
....as it's pretty clear what's a false alert and what's not... if the big red button is pressed when it's not a genuine emergency, then it's a false alarm.
Just for information, in my previous life, we used to have different classifications of "false alarms" to ensure that statistics weren't used to justify failing to respond to an alarm.
False alarm "good intent" = Someone really thought there was a problem, but were mistaken.
False alarm "mechanical" = fault on the equipment.
False alarm "malicious" = Intentional activation of an alarm for kicks...
False alarm "cause unknown" = Generally, I haven't got a clue what happened and at two o'clock in the morning, couldn't care less....
So if we had more details of these FA’s on the DSC system we could see whether it’s people or equipment problem.
Personally, I like the “big red button” option. I feel that it’s easier to instruct novice crew what to do in the event that I have to leave the RIB in a hurry……..
Oh? The one we had difficulty in classifying... What do you call it when a spider walks into the sensor? The system is sure there’s a fire (Good intent), the system should exclude spiders (Mechanical) or the spider is doing it for fun……….
Cheers, Jono (The other one)