Due to the scale and complexity of school environments, there are a significant number of associated fire hazards, with a great amount of risk coming from multiple, changeable sources. The result of fires, big or small, can be catastrophic. They can damage school property, disrupt teaching and learning, and, worst of all, take lives.
Keeping your fire risk assessments up-to-date and regularly servicing your fire devices are an essential part of keeping your school fire-safe and legally compliant. At the same time, you will have peace of mind all your devices will perform as they should, when they should, keeping your school, pupils, employees and visitors safe.
Citation’s experienced assessors can visit your school, academy or trust’s site(s) and: identify all your fire hazards, explain their level of risk, and produce a tailored fire risk assessment with recommendations on what changes are needed to achieve full fire compliance.
To meet your legal requirements, an FIA registered professional will visit your school twice a year and fully service all your fire alarms. They will check they are functioning as they are expected to, and provide you with a certificate to prove you have serviced and maintained them.
It is a legal requirement to have your fire extinguishers serviced at least once a year by a competent and appropriately trained person.
Citation’s BAFE qualified professionals have the required expertise and can: inspect your fire extinguishers to ensure they work (and replace any faulty extinguishers, subject to stock and requirements), provide you with an up-to-date log of your servicing to demonstrate compliance, and check you have the right number and type of fire extinguishers in your school.
In the event of a fire, emergency lights play an integral role in your evacuation procedures, ensuring everyone safely makes it to the nearest exit route.
However, they can only do this if they are functioning correctly, which is why it is a legal requirement to test them yourself at least once a month, as well as commission an annual inspection by a competent and trained individual.
With Citation’s service, an expert engineer will conduct a comprehensive test of all your lights, provide you with certification, give you a copy of your report, and log their inspection in your fire logbook so you can demonstrate you are compliant.
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