Protecting Students & Staff Since 1993
It’s never worth cutting corners when it comes to school fire safety. While routine fire drills and regular alarm testing have hugely reduced the risks, fires in schools still happen, and the impact can be devastating.
If you run a school, it’s your legal duty to take the relevant steps to reduce harm, prevent injury and ensure a safe environment for learning. Chris Lewis Group can help. With over 25 years of experience in the field, we can help schools across the South East to conduct thorough fire safety risk assessments and comply with the latest fire regulations
Your Legal Obligation for School Fire Risk Assessments
Fire risk assessments are mandatory for schools, universities and colleges under the Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform) Order of 2005. A ‘suitably competent’ person in any place of education should conduct a risk assessment of the whole school site to rule out fire risk and spot people at particular risk. Those who neglect these duties could face unlimited fines or up to two years in prison.
- Identify fire hazards
- Identify people at risk
- Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks
- Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training
- Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly
“The service that we have received has been first rate. Chris Lewis Fire & Security has really taken the time to understand our requirements and limitations, and has delivered in every aspect of the work. I now see them as trusted advisors who I won’t hesitate to contact when the time comes to extend or enhance the systems we now have in place.”
"Their engineers provided sound advice and recommendations and made what could have been a very difficult and disruptive process, very smooth and painless"
“Their engineers provided sound advice and recommendations and made what could have been a very difficult and disruptive process, very smooth and painless”