In recent months, the educational sector has seen a big increase of attention towards fire safety. Schools across the UK are being urged to fit sprinklers into their fire prevention systems. Despite sprinklers being seen as a solution to fire prevention, there is still so much more schools should be doing in order to protect and prevent any harm to the staff, students and premises against fire.
Schools are required to undertake risk assessments to identify the general fire precautions needed to safeguard the safety of occupants in case of fire, including their safe means of escape.
The Gov.uk website has published fire safety guidelines that all schools throughout the UK should be following.
They will need to:
- Ensure procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of fire.
- Ensure you have fire detection and alarm systems in place and keep them maintained.
- Ensure staff and pupils are familiar with emergency evacuation procedures.
It is important that:
- Fire risk assessments are kept up to date.
- Fire precautions remain current and adequate (they should be reviewed in detail when significant alterations are made to a school’s premises).
With Wessex Fire & Security having fire systems installed across schools, universities, hospitals and properties of national interest it is no wonder that Wessex is the region’s leading fire systems specialist, with a growing national commercial reputation.
To help ensure you can keep your school, staff and students safe from fire, Wessex are here to provide you with bespoke systems that can make all the difference.
Wessex can advise you how to obtain a comprehensive fire prevention and risk assessment which will help you understand the risks from fire and give you the compulsory confidence you need to keep your school, staff and students safe from fire.
We are also BAFE approved service providers of fire extinguishers and fire alarm systems which can be tailored to your needs.
Other fire safety measures we offer involve safety signs, emergency lighting systems, fire marshal training and regular, professional service and maintenance to ensure your school is complying with all fire safety guidelines and legislation.
If your school is in need of a reliable and cost-effective fire safety system, please get in touch with us today and let us help you protect your school.