Schools and colleges must do what they can protect students and staff members from fire. A well-maintained fire alarm system is one of the most crucial components of that effort.
What fire safety measures are required in schools?
According to the UK government's guide to fire safety in new and existing school buildings, schools must:
- Ensure steps are taken to "reduce the likelihood of fire"
- Make staff members and students "familiar with emergency evacuation procedures"
- Install and "maintain fire detection and alarm systems"
The first two items on that list are important, of course, but even the most stringent precautions cannot completely eliminate the risk of fire, and regular fire drills won't help if pupils and teachers aren't alerted when a real fire breaks out.
So it's critically important to ensure that your school has a working, well-designed fire warning system in place.
Installing fire alarms in schools
We at IDS Security have been installing fire alarms for many years.
When planning a new fire detection system, our engineers take the unique requirements of the project into account in order to deliver the best possible solution.
If you need a fire alarm system for a school or college, please get in touch with IDS to discuss your requirements and get a free, no-obligation installation quote.
Fire safety tips for schools
- Hold regular fire drills to ensure that all pupils and staff know what to do in the event of a real fire
- Talk to young students about the importance of fire safety to ensure they take fire alarms seriously
- Make sure people with disabilities are taken into consideration - are fire exits, alarms and assembly points accessible to all?
- Ensure staff members are familiar with the school's fire alarm system and how it works
- Carry out regular risk assessments and review your fire prevention procedures frequently to make sure they are as effective as possible
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