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.
As a school leader, it’s your legal responsibility to take appropriate action to reduce harm, prevent injury and ensure a safe environment for learning. Chris Lewis Group can help. With over 25 years’ experience in the field, we can support schools across the South East in conducting comprehensive risk assessments and complying with the latest fire regulations.
Your Legal Obligation for School Fire Risk Assessments
Fire risk assessments have been made mandatory for schools, universities and colleges under the Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform) Order of 2005. A ‘suitably competent’ person of any educational facility should carry out a risk assessment to eliminate the risk of fire and identify people at particular risk. Those who neglect these responsibilities 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”