The Secrets of Sprinklers in Schools

 

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The Secrets of Sprinklers in Schools Revealed

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Begin with our Speedy Sprinkler System Quiz!

 

Qu 1. Approximately how many school fires occur every year in England alone?

a) 250

b) 500

c) 700

d) 1,000

Qu 2. Which UK countries are sprinklers mandatory in all new school buildings?

a) Scotland and Wales

b) Wales and England

c) England and Scotland

d) Northern Ireland and England

Qu 3. In England and Wales, what percentage of schools currently have sprinklers?

a) 5%

b) 20%

c) 37%

d) 52%

Qu 4. In the 2009, Campmount school in Doncaster fire, there were no sprinklers fitted.
How much were the costs of damages?

a) Hundreds of pounds

b) Thousands of pounds

c) Half a million pounds

d) Millions of pounds

Qu 5. Of the following, who supports installing sprinklers in new school buildings?

a) South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

b) London Fire Brigade’s Commissioner

c) National Fire Chiefs’ Council

d) All of the above

*Find the answers at the bottom of this blog*

How did you score?

✔ 1/5 – You’d better get revising

✔ 2/5 – You’re a damp cloth

✔ 3/5 – C+ room for improvement

✔ 4/5 – Smoking hot!

✔ 5/5 – You’re a sprinkling star!

Details for keeping your school compliant

All schools already have to follow a range of strict fire safety regulations designed to ensure they are as safe as possible and extremely well prepared in the event of a fire.

They must have robust plans to follow in the event of a fire, conduct regular fire drills, install sprinklers if an assessment deems them necessary and typically have multiple exit routes.

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, schools are required to:

✔ Maintain their buildings to ensure they are appropriate to protect from the cause and spread of fire

✔ Have adequate fire precautions in place to allow the safe escape of occupants in case of fire

✔ and conduct termly drills, so that pupils and staff are able to evacuate quickly in the case of fire

Therefore, if you need more information about sprinkler system installation for your school to ensure your educational building is protected from fire or book in a fire risk assessment, give us a call on 0845 402 3045 or email sales@assured-ltd.co.uk and one of our friendly sales team will be in touch!

 

 

*Answers*

Qu 1. Approximately how many school fires occur every year in England alone?

a) 250

b) 500

c) 700

d) 1,000

Qu 2. Which UK countries are sprinklers mandatory in all new school buildings?

a) Scotland and Wales

b) Wales and England

c) England and Scotland

d) Northern Ireland and England

Qu 3. In England and Wales, what percentage of schools currently have sprinklers?

a) 5%

b) 20%

c) 37%

d) 52%

Qu 4. In the 2009, Campmount school in Doncaster fire, there were no sprinklers fitted.
How much were the costs of damages?

a) Hundreds of pounds

b) Thousands of pounds

c) Half a million pounds

d) Millions of pounds

Qu 5. Of the following, who supports installing sprinklers in new school buildings?

a) South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

b) London Fire Brigade’s Commissioner

c) National Fire Chiefs’ Council

d) All of the above

Original Sources: South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue | FIA | GOV.UK | BBC News

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