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08 April, 2021

Fire Safety in Schools

As pupils and staff have gone back to school after lockdown, now more than ever it is crucial to ensure their fire safety and security.

10 schools are affected by fires every week, putting thousands of pupils and staff at risk, therefore, addressing the fire safety in schools is extremely important. The most effective fire alarm systems will be maintained regularly, with the overall system tested every 6 months by a fully qualified engineer, and beacons every week by a fire warden. This also allows the school to be protected against false fire alarms.

Fire alarms in schools should be up to date and provide early detection to allow a longer response time to ensure everyone is safely out of the buildings. It is essential that all pupils and staff know how to effectively and efficiently evacuate the building, therefore full evacuations should occur every 6 months. Fire safety training should also be given in schools so everyone is aware of the dangers and risks it may pose. Consistent fire evacuation processes help identify any improvements that may need making or any issues that need addressing.

An essential fire safety kit list for schools to help increase safety:

  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Sounders and Light Beacons
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Doors
  • Fire Signage
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Blankets
  • Water Sprinklers
  • Fire Safety Logbooks and Documentation Storage

For assistance in full installation and maintenance of your fire systems and alarms, please give us a call on 01827300630.