To increase ventilation
Swiss Gardens Primary School is based in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, and has 450 pupils and staff members. Its ethos is to value children as individuals and recognise their successes across the curriculum. The school prides itself on being at the heart of the community.
Busy corridors need ventilation
“We’re a busy school with lots of pupils and staff who are always using the corridors,” says Paul Williams, Facilities Manager at the school. “The corridors have fire doors and we need to reduce touchpoints and increase ventilation by keeping the doors open.”
Paul and the other staff members were keen to find a way to maintain free-flowing access in the corridors whilst keeping a steady current of air throughout.
Dorgard SmartSound allows airflow
“Using door wedges isn’t safe practice, so it seemed like a good idea to install some Dorgard SmartSound retainers,” continues Paul. “What’s great about them is they’re non-intrusive and very quick and easy to fit.”
Dorgard SmartSound is an effective wireless solution for legally holding open fire doors, automatically releasing them to close when a fire alarm sounds. It contains noise-filtering technology that allows it to recognise sounds more accurately, which is ideal for a bustling school environment.
“Since being installed, the Dorgards have worked very effectively. They’ve created a safe solution for propping open the doors whilst keeping the hallways nicely ventilated.”
Dorgard SmartSound is an effective wireless solution for legally holding open fire doors, automatically releasing them to close when a fire alarm sounds.
“Fireco have been excellent in all communications, from initial contact right through to fitting. They have also been very good at follow-ups to ensure everything is working as planned. I would not hesitate to recommend Fireco.”