FIRE AND ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN EDUCATIONAL PREMISES

Our expert engineers help to protect the safety of students and staff in schools, colleges and universities.

Protecting against fires in schools and colleges

 

A priority for any school governing board is to ensure the safety of the students and staff in its care. The obligation is moral and legal – legislation in this area falls under Building Regulations as well as The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Fires in educational premises can be devastating, especially if they occur during holidays when buildings are empty for long periods of time. In London alone, there has been an increase in school fires of 34% - up from 67 to 90 during 2017, prompting the London Fire Brigade to reiterate its call to make sprinklers mandatory in new schools and during major refurbishment projects.

When fires occur, learning is inevitably disrupted. School closures have an impact not just on children's education, but on parents who may be forced to find alternative childcare arrangements. A thorough fire protection plan alongside fire safety training will help prevent fires from occurring - and give staff the confidence to follow evacuation procedures should the alarm sound.

Whether conducting fire risk assessmentsfire safety trainingmaintenance of fire safety equipment or electrical testing, Allsaved pays meticulous attention to the letter of the law to ensure full compliance with every legal requirement.

Electrical safety and PAT testing in schools, colleges and universities

Schools today are hives of technology; even the smallest nurseries or primary schools tend to be equipped with computers and hi-tech learning aids. With so many appliances in classrooms, it's vital that electrical safety procedures are followed at all times.

Damaged wiring or faulty appliances present many hazards, including shocks, burns, explosions and fires. A full electrical safety risk assessment must be carried out regularly, with attention to various areas of legislation including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations Act 1989 .

When new equipment such as a school PA system is installed, fully qualified contractors must be employed at all times, and relevant safety certificates must be completed. Using an accredited company such as Allsaved will ensure maximum protection for young people and staff while on-site, and keep buildings safe when they stand empty during vacations.

Generator hire for educational premises

If you need power for an outdoor event, don't hesitate to get in touch. We offer generator hire at highly competitive rates, ensuring a safe and reliable source of power for events such as fetes, Christmas fairs, graduation ceremonies, university open days, discos or balls.

Visit our generator hire page to find out more.

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We provide fire protection and electrical services to a broad area including London, the Home Counties, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northants.​

If you are based outside of these areas, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss the requirements for your educational premises.

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