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Fire Alarms In Schools

By law, your school is required to have a fire alarm system to warn pupils, staff and visitors of danger and aid a safe evacuation.

Blake's are trusted to design, install and maintain Fire Alarm Systems in over 200 schools in the South East because:

  • Our One Stop Shop is a cost effective, stress-free way of completing fire, security and building works in your school.
  • Our NSI Gold Fire and BAFE accreditations mean all works are completed to legislation and British standards (and you can have the paperwork to prove it).
  • Our friendly, DBS checked engineers turn up on time and complete works respectfully so your school endures minimal disruption.

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Keeping children safe in school

We cover everything you need to protect your pupils, staff and visitors in an emergency. Fully BAFE and NSI Gold approved for fire protection we will ensure your school is compliant with all legislation for:

Take home point - if you don't use a professional, qualified and accredited installation company you are taking an unnecessary risk. If anything goes wrong you face a large fine or even imprisonment.

Fire Protection for Schools

We have NSI Fire Gold Scheme approval covering BAFE qualifications for:

Fire Detection & Alarm Systems

Design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Fire Alarm systems: SP203-1

Fire Extinguishers and Signage

Supply, positioning, commissioning and maintenance of portable Fire Extinguishers: SP101/ST104

Emergency Lighting

One of only three Essex-based  NSI Gold approved Fire and Security Companies, we are approved to design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Emergency Lighting systems: SP203-4

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Thank you so much for supporting our (emergency) light(ing) issue down at Hinguar. Whilst on site your technicians were very thorough and professional in helping to sort out technical issues and getting the job done.
Once again thank you for ensuring the quality provided by Blakes is of the highest quality.
Hinguar Primary School and Nursery
Viv Stevens, Headteacher
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Read how Blake Fire & Security Systems designed and installed a state of the art access control system to solve two safeguarding headaches for a school in Essex.

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The buck stops with the Responsible Person

The Responsible Person has a job on their hands. He/she must organise a fire risk assessment, review it annually and act on it accordingly. This includes informing and training staff about the risks, put in place fire safety measures and plan for an emergency. 

Your fire risk assessment needs to follow FSO guidelines because it 

places ultimate responsibility for competency and engineering skills of the installer or service provider onto the owner of the fire system. This places unmanageable levels of responsibility on fire-safety system owners

IFSEC Global, July 2016

So the buck really does stop with the responsbile person OR the owner of the system! For schools, this means the Head Teacher, Governing Body, the Bursar/Financial Manager or another member of staff is ultimately responsible! Ask yourself, how qualified is your responsible person to ensure the competency and engineering skills of the installer?

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How do school fire alarms work?

Your school fire alarm system will include a control panel (which can be connected to your intruder alarm system), manual push points, smoke detectors and sprinklers.

Blake's can offer your school specialised fire alarm systems subject to a free survey from one of our experts.These systems can include modern touch screen devices and flashing sirens for hard of hearing pupils.

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What happens when your fire alarm is activated?

In addition to the stress of your internal fire safety practices, it's also the Fire Marshal's job to contact the authorities in the case of a real emergency.

However, this worry can be taken away with a monitored alarm system.

The ARC monitoring station have direct contact with the Police and Fire Brigade, so authorities can be notified ASAP when the alarm is activated. Your school's alarm will never go unheard.

If your school fire alarm isn't working, does the school need to be closed?

If your school fire alarm system is being maintained by an NSI Gold and SSAIB accredited professional, like Blake's, your school won't need to close!

We offer emergency call outs at any time of the day or night. One of our qualified engineers will be with you in a maximum of 4 hours.

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Blake says...

Most electricians have not had the training and are not qualified to design, install or maintain emergency lighting. All our designs are checked by dedicated software that ensures your escape routes are safe, fit for all purpose and compliant!

Simon Blake - Emergency Lighting Manager


Like a car, sophisticated electronic equipment needs a service to remain reliable. Maintenance contracts provide that care and are offered to all customers as a stipulation of both our NSI and SSAIB accreditations.


Blake Fire & Security Systems are happy to take on the maintenance of your current fire alarm system - in most cases this is an easy process with no loss of service.


Blake Fire & Security Systems offers a high-quality alarm monitoring service through our partner Southern Monitoring

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