Fire Safety for Schools in Milton Keynes

Nov 16, 2020

Schools tend to be large buildings, with many people coming and going throughout the day. As the majority of these people are children, as well as teachers, support staff and even visitors, it is important to keep everyone safe at all times -and that includes from risk of fire.

Of significant importance is to ensure the right types and numbers of extinguishers are installed in the most appropriate locations, and that the appropriate staff undergo training in how to use them.

Fire Extinguishers in Schools in Milton Keynes

Because fire extinguishers come in different classes, each class represents the type of burning material it is suitable to extinguish. Therefore, when working out how many extinguishers should be in a school - it is not purely a numerical calculation based on size.

The most common type of combustible material in schools and colleges is Class A, but as a general rule in schools and colleges, there should be at least two fire extinguishers per floor, CO2 extinguishers are used to cover electrical risks, i.e computers, servers, distribution boards etc. There will be other fire class types present in schools and colleges, and extinguishers which are suitable for these should be provided where necessary.

Fire Extinguisher Servicing in Milton Keynes Schools

Fire extinguisher British Standards state that fire extinguishers must be serviced once a year, and this service must be undertaken by a competent and trained person.

This typically means someone with the relevant BAFE qualifications, or the equivalent.

How many fire extinguishers do you need for your School in Milton Keynes?

If you are unsure of about the type and numbers of extinguishers you require for your school or college, our experienced fire safety team at ISE would be happy to advise you as part of a servicing visit. All ISE extinguisher engineers are BAFE 3rd party approved SP101, experienced, professional and friendly, and are not commission based.

Call us on 01933 677125 today for fire safety advice in your school, we will be very happy to advise you further.