Blake Fire and Security Systems

Hands Up! Who Wants Easy School Building Maintenance?

Date: 2 March 2023

School holidays are the perfect time for building works, maintenance and repairs.

But does this headache sound familiar?

  • Multiple suppliers
  • Different lead times
  • Several points of contact

Ugh! A project management nightmare no one should have to suffer!!!

Find out how a One Stop Shop will solve your problems...

Your building maintenance schedule combines your short, medium and long term plans. This is a standard list of 'every day' jobs but, as most Responsible Persons in schools know, the list doesn't stop growing!

This can be due to:

  • The weather
  • Accidents
  • Vandalism
  • Things the caretaker comes across!

Having a long list of jobs that need doing is bad enough. Finding suitable contractors to do the jobs adds a whole new layer of stress to the situation.

They need to work to spec and with regard to the regulations and laws involved. You also need them to finish on time and within budget... nobody wants ladders and power tools around when the pupils return! And nobody wants to explain to the Head and Chair of Governors why the project wasn't completed on time.

First lesson - Check the registers

When you're considering contractors, make sure they tick all these boxes...

  • Fully insured for Public Liability
  • Financially and geographically stable
  • Established members of respected trade bodies
  • Accredited with industry authorities for competence
  • Excellent health and safety practices
  • Staff are DBS checked

That will assure you that they're fit to do the tasks and not about to go bust or disappear mid-job.

You then need to arrange a site survey with each of them and wait for their different quotes to get a total. Oh, and hope they can all work together on site when you need them to!

Cue the headache...

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Second lesson - Timetabling

When do you need contractors in?
  • Does the electrical team come before or after the plumbers?
  • Can the painters do their bit while the roof is being repaired?
  • What if another job comes up and someone can't make their "slot"?!

If you survive that minefield you then need to keep tabs on them all as the work progresses. That's a lot of contacts! Not exactly a holiday, is it?

Hands up who'd like an easier way?

school security

Four into one = a fraction of the stress!

Blake's one stop shop covers all your

  • Fire
  • Security
  • Electrical
  • and building works...

in a neat, stress free package! Blake Fire & Security Systems cover the fire and security installation, maintenance and monitoring...

While our sister company, Blake Contractors, can complete electrical and building projects.

Our experts in each field work as a team from our Southend HQ to co-ordinate everything so you don't have to. No more chasing different managers round for updates! We can discuss details and deadlines for all areas of the project under one roof!

Want to talk to one of our professionals and book a free school site survey? Click the button below and fill out the form! It takes 2 minutes.

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Blake's, proudly protecting schools in the South East

Schools all over Essex and the South-East trust us for their fire safety, site security, electrical and building works. We know the weight you carry as the Responsible Person and so every job is completed to industry standards and UK Legislation.

Blake's Dedication to Accreditation is further proof of our high standards. Each division has passed ongoing audits by industry authorities, such as NSI Gold and SSAIB, to evidence our quality of service and equipment.

You can rest assured that all staff and sub-contractors are fully DBS checked. We work safely, on time, in budget and leave your site clean and tidy, ready for the next term to begin.

But don't just take our word for it, download your free Case Study that highlights how our One Stop Shop saved the day for St. Mary's School in Prittlewell.

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