Legislation is in place to ensure schools fulfil their duty of care to staff, pupils and visitors. This means keeping everyone connected to the school safe from fire, emergencies and intruders.
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?
Blake Fire & Security Systems will take care of everything for you because we are qualified to do so and have the track record to back it up.
Blake Fire & Security Systems can take the pain away, we cover everything. And we have done so for over 150 schools in Essex. Our qualified, accredited staff will work with you to ensure you comply with legislation, keep your staff and building users safe and reduce costs.
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:
For safeguarding your pupils and staff from suspect visitors, Blake Fire & Security Systems cover everything. Fully approved with NSI Gold you will be compliant 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.
The FSO provides guidance to work from, however, there is some room for manouver. All deviations from standards must be included in the assessment. At Blake Fire & Security Systems, our qualified staff will work with you to ensure compliance with legislation.
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
Safeguarding school children remains high on the OFSTED agenda. So choosing the right company to trust your school's security to is critical but easy. Look for a professional company with the right accreditation!
Blake Fire & Security Systems have approval from both leading accreditation bodies: NSI Gold and SSAIB! NACOSS Gold Scheme approval covers the design installation and maintenance of the following secruity systems:
Our systems are of the highest quality, the service we provide matches that and your system will comply with all the relevent regulations.
Your system will work day in, day out for years to come because we only install quality equipment. Reception staff will be able to vet entry from their desks, thereby keeping unwanted visitors out!
Professional installation means you will not have to settle for poor quality images. You do not have to put up with excuses such as "the distance between your security camera and the pc is too far"
As a member of the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) Powered Gate Group we’re approved to install Automatic Gates to Quality Assured standards. Also we're obligated to a code of conduct governing standards of workmanship, quality, training, safety, business integrity and CE marking compliance.
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 security system - in most cases this is an easy process with no loss of service.