In November 2020, the Fire Protection Association reported that in 2019 there was on average 40 school fires per month making fire safety for schools a priority.
With the risk of school fires increasing, we want to help!
Here’s our top 5 tips to keep your school fire protected:
- Ensure you fire risk assessment is up to date – ensuring you have an up to date fire risk assessment is crucial. Every 12 months you should be reviewing your fire risk assessment or should anything change at your school.
- Practice makes perfect – consistent fire drills is key in making sure your pupils and staff know how to respond should they hear the alarm. The more drills you run, the better your fire safety for schools routine will be.
- Complete your weekly testing – whilst you may have a company completing the maintenance, weekly tests need to be undertaken to ensure the systems is in working order. Keep a record of your weekly tests and have the process visible for all to see.
- Review your signing in and out process – in the event of a fire knowing exactly who is on site as quickly as possible is essential. Consider how you can improve your signing in and out process via access control or other systems available.
- Review your fire maintenance provider’s performance – your fire maintenance provider should complete your maintenance visits in the month that they are due and with the same frequency between visits.
If you are worries about fire safety for schools or have any questions, please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03300 417 170.