During 2013 a grand total of 980 schools, colleges and universities were unfortunate enough to feel the effects of fire outbreak. And out of that number 39 people suffered non-fatal injuries. The legal obligations imposed on local education authorities throughout the land by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 seems to be having a positive effect when it comes to cutting down on casualties but you are nevertheless urged to be vigilant as there is room for further improvements.
Above Office of National Statistics data – find out how education facilities stack up against other buildings covered under the 2005 Act when it comes to fire prevention:
If you are reading this as your educational facility’s ‘Responsible Person’ under the 2005 Act you will be all too familiar with your legal obligations under the 2005 Act. You absolutely must ensure your alarm system is in a serviceable state of functionality.
The cost of fire in a school can be disproportionately high when compared to other buildings coming under the remit of the 2005 Act. And the effects of fire damage can have disproportionately harsh consequences since students’ educations are put in jeopardy. Similarly parents’ work and childcare arrangements can be disrupted.
Let’s not forget the tragedy surrounding the loss of infant life due to the outbreak of fire.
For these reasons educational facilities are likely to come under far more scrutiny than other buildings covered by legislation when it comes to your obligation to keep your building’s fire alarm in a state of sound service.
Here at NW Fire Solutions our team of engineers work tirelessly year round to ensure schools and colleges in the North West of England and North Wales are correctly complying with their legal obligations under the 2005 Act.
All our engineers are fully CRB checked as required by law.
Our initial assessment of your facility’s alarm system includes:
- A full review of service log book history
- System settings check
- Smoke and heat testing under controlled conditions
- Bell/sounder test to ensure the system omits the recommended number of decibels with reference to the size of your building
Don’t let wear and tear endanger your pupils’ lives
Over time even the most efficient of fire alarms will be exposed to age-related weakness. These typically manifest in different ways, some of which are listed below:
- Desensitising of smoke and heat detectors
- Standby battery failure
- Wire faults
- Circuit board wear
These faults are easily identifiable and remedied under careful inspection from a competent inspector. NW Fire Solution's engineers will identify and put right any age related faults your system is demonstrating wherever such faults may arise. Our service contract additionally entitles your organisation to a local authority fire certificate.
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Our engineers are available for scheduled and emergency call out covering Liverpool, Manchester, Greater Lancashire, Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Chester, North Wales and all around Cheshire. Call our team today on 0151 665 0124 to book a free survey.