14 May Fire Protection For Schools
Types Of Fire Protection For Schools
Fire protection for schools is vital, young lives are at risk in the event a fire breaks out. Therefore having the right fire protection plan in place is essential.
Schools must ensure they have the correct fire protection in place for both the students and staff.
Fire Protection Schools – The Kitchen Area
When it comes to school kitchens open flames, flammable cooking fuels and high temperatures can all cause fires to occur.
Having the right fire protection in place is just one of the elements required. It is also important that staff are aware of how to prevent the fires from starting in the first instance.
Furthermore, ensuring the fire safety training is up to date and staff have a good understanding of why exit routes should be always kept clear, hair tied back and sleeves rolled up.
Cooking equipment is often one of the main courses of fires in schools and the ignition from playing with various sources of heat.
It is essential that all Teachers and staff are well trained in using fire extinguishers and are have a good knowledge of the evacuation protocol.
Not only should the items below be installed in schools they should also be regularly maintained and serviced to ensure they are compliant.
- Fire Alarms
- Emergency Exit Lighting
- Fire Sprinklers
- Portable Fire Extinguishers
- Kitchen fire suppression systems
In addition to the above, kitchen fire suppression systems should include wet chemical extinguishing to put out stove fires. Fire sprinklers, fire alarms, emergency lighting and portable fire extinguishers should also be available.
Teaching Fire Safety
Teachers should be in a position to communicate with students on how to exit the school in the event of a fire. The evacuation routes should also be displayed in classrooms throughout the whole school. Regular fire practice fire drills should also be carried out to ensure both staff and students are fully aware of how to react in the event of a fire.
Assessment Of Your Business Premises
Here at Safe and Sure fire protection we can install full fire protection systems in schools to ensure that both the students and the staff are kept safe in the event of a fire. Regular fire risk inspections should be carried out to inspect, repair and maintain the equipment.
Finally, if you would like us to come out to your school to ensure you have the right fire protection in place please contact us.
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