Fire Safety

By Iain Cox, Chair of the BSA

Of the 673 new schools built and open under the government’s flagship school programme, only 105 were fitted with sprinklers.  With hundreds of schools in the UK having a fire each year, this alarming statistic once again only emphasises that money spent on dealing with the aftermath of fires should be being spent on sprinklers.  

By Iain Cox, Chair of the BSA

Of the 673 new schools built and open under the government’s flagship school programme, only 105 were fitted with sprinklers.  With hundreds of schools in the UK having a fire each year, this alarming statistic once again only emphasises that money spent on dealing with the aftermath of fires should be being spent on sprinklers.  

Well documented research into human behaviour in emergency situations shows that 75 percent of people react immediately to clear authoritative voice messages in the event of fire. Education is one sector where voice commands that instruct and direct students and staff on how to leave a building or other area during an emergency is widely recognised as the most efficient and safest solution.

The Fire Safety Order 2005 requires that all businesses, including schools and all other educational establishments, have an up-to-date fire risk assessment and that staff receive instruction in fire safety procedures.

Ashfords legal, professional and regulatory services experts offer advice on how to keep your pupils safe in the event of a fire, and what to do to ensure you are meeting regulations on fire safety in schools…

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June last year, the importance of  fire safety systems has come in to focus.

One sector reviewing this area is education.  Many school buildings have cladding which is not fire resistant and contains asbestos. Often, schools are not fitted with sprinkler systems.

Make this the year you protect your people, with the trusted Agrippa magnetic fire door holder.

Procurement organisation Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for Fire Suppression Systems and Associated Works - the first on the market to provide a complete fire safety solution suitable for the education sector and all public sector buildings.

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Wednesday 28 June 2017

The Orion Primary School is working directly with Amthal Fire & Security to create bespoke fire safety and security solutions at its new and growing site, to protect pupils and staff, inside and outside the classroom.

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Tuesday 16 May 2017

A school in Kent has installed Agrippa fire door holders to protect teachers and pupils in the event of a fire. 

When the school’s existing sound activated door retainers were becoming damaged by pupils, the Weald of Kent Grammar School decided to replace all of the units with the Agrippa door holders.