If you know what you’re doing when it comes to fire alarms and access control in schools, then installing them isn’t too hard. However, the potential risks, repercussions and potential fatalities if it’s done wrong are huge! This is why many schools come to the professional fire safety and security professionals instead of getting the school caretaker of handyman to work on it.
In this blog post we look at how you can use access control to improve the fire safety in your school.
Imagine if there was a fire in your school. How would you leave the rooms to get to the fire safety point if there was a fire? Do you rely on the school caretaker to unlock all the doors each morning? What if they’re not in one day and that is the day a fire occurs?
If children in a school, see a fire or smoke they will start to panic. It’s important that as a teacher you keep calm. T try and reassure the students and get them out as quickly as possible. However, if the door is locked to your only available exit, this can cause serious issues.
In the case of a fire, a few seconds can be the difference between life and death. The teacher next door may have spare keys, or you might have spare keys in your desk. But do you have long enough to get to them and get the children out safely?
The issue with relying on people to unlock doors is that we are all only human. People may be off sick, leave the job or just forget your door. When your fire safety relies on people, you need to have back ups to cover for illness and holidays.
Another option is to use access control to improve fire safety in your school. This means that doors will automatically open in case of a fire. This will save you those valuable seconds that could have meant the difference between life and death for you and your students.
If you are looking to use access control to improve the fire safety in your school, call us. It is important to have security and fire safety that you can rely on. Call our team now to give you the peace of mind that your teachers and students are safe in case of a fire or security breach.