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:
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.
We have NSI Fire Gold Scheme approval covering BAFE qualifications for:
Design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Fire Alarm systems: SP203-1
Supply, positioning, commissioning and maintenance of portable Fire Extinguishers: SP101/ST104
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
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
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?
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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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 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.
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.