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Fire safety in Education

Fire safety and education

Keeping students safe in educational establishments can be challenging. Large buildings with many people moving around means easy access is vital, as is having a speedy evacuation in an emergency.

Requirements specific to education

  • High volume traffic so access needs to be a priority
  • Very noisy environment — fire door retainers must not be triggered by background noise or bells
  • Fire needs to be contained so doesn’t spread through buildings
  • Doors need to be easy to open for younger pupils
  • Deaf and hard of hearing students need to be alerted if the fire alarm is activated
  • Safety and compliance is of the utmost importance

Fireco provides solutions

  • Solutions that keep fire doors open legally and safely which close when an alarm is activated
  • Solutions that take the weight out of fire doors
  • Solutions that have audio filtering that won’t be affected by background noise
  • Solutions that alert deaf and hard of hearing students in an emergency

Results

  • Easy compliance with fire regulations as doors do not need to be wedged open
  • Fire doors that can be kept open greatly improve access and ventilation
  • Less weighty fire doors make it easier for younger pupils to open them
  • Reduction in false alarms


 

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