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Introduction

When we send our children to school, there is a responsibility on teachers and school governors to ensure they are evacuated safely should a fire break out.  Ensuring their protection against a fire means the performance of your fire alarm systems and evacuation procedures are of paramount importance.

Most schools have been built to cater for a variety of mixed uses. A school complex can comprise classrooms, kitchens and refractories, as well as science laboratories and indoor sports facilities. Each area poses a different type of fire risk, especially science labs that may contain flammable chemicals and kitchens where perhaps students are learning to cook.

When considering the best type of fire alarm system for a school, the most common requirements are; a system that can be effectively monitored and maintained, a need to prevent false alarm activations, the need to provide early detection and warning of a real fire, and a procedure that enables the safe evacuation of all school occupants in a controlled manner.

Effective and well-maintained fire alarm systems and fully trained fire officers are essential elements of ensuring pupils, buildings and equipment are protected. A well-maintained fire alarm system will ensure compliance with fire safety regulations and also ensure you pass OFSTED with flying colours. Teachers and school governors need evidence that these systems and processes are effective and will alert and prevent the spread of fire and protect people, processes and property.

Key Challenges

When installing and maintaining a fire alarm system for a school, one of the key challenges Tecserv encounters is the need to help the responsible individual or the fire officer (or team) prevent false activations.

Children can be naturally mischievous, so education on fire safety is an important aspect of their learning as well as a fire drill that is understood and well-practiced. A key challenge is to do this in a way that educates, without making the children fearful.

Our Approach

We think it is our responsibility to liaise with responsible individuals at schools to help them install and maintain effective fire systems and processes.

We also help by suggesting ways teachers can educate students on the impact and the risk to life certain behaviours can cause. A mistake or prank in the kitchen or during a science experiment may pose a fire risk. The key is to understand areas of high risk and install the risk type of fire detector and monitoring equipment.

A Fire alarm sounding is something that teachers and pupils do want to hear. Unplanned fire alarm evacuations cause disruption to the school and fire service, and interrupt learning.

At Tecserv we help to ensure regular planned maintenance and training takes place and that we help all stakeholders with responsibility for fire safety within a school to ensure that their systems and processes are compliant, well maintained and support fire safety policies, procedures and legislation.

Our Credentials

We are an approved distributor for most of the leading manufacturers of and can help with installation, monitoring rooms and training.

  • Quality assured company
  • Member of Constructionline
  • SSAIB certified
  • IFEDA member
  • BAFE certified
  • Safe Contractor approved
  • Distributor agreements with most major manufacturers
  • Fully qualified team of field based engineers offer 24-hour support 365 days a year

Some of the schools we protect:

Tecserv is proud to protect schools across the UK, including: Richmond Park Academy, Stowe School and many, many more……

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Tecserv UK has installed and now maintain fire detection systems for the Ampleforth College campus in North Yorkshire

Tecserv UK has maintained the fire and security systems installed at Middlesex University in London for the last seven years.