Fire systems for schools

Public school building

Education facility managers in schools and universities are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. Among the myriad of concerns, fire safety is a critical priority. Educational facilities are home to large populations and complex infrastructures, making them vulnerable to fire hazards. DEM Fire has decades of experience designing, installing, and maintaining fire safety and protection systems tailored to educational institutions. Our technical team empowers facility managers with knowledge and strategies to safeguard their campuses.

It starts with a comprehensive risk assessment

The first step in fortifying fire safety is to conduct thorough risk assessments of the premises. Facility managers should collaborate with fire safety experts to identify potential hazards, assess fire risks in different areas of the campus, and devise mitigation strategies accordingly. This includes examining building layouts, occupancy loads, storage practices, electrical systems, and other factors that could contribute to fire incidents.

Prevention is the key. Facility managers should prioritise implementing preventive measures such as regular inspection and maintenance of electrical systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and kitchen equipment. Establishing stringent policies regarding using open flames, smoking areas, and storing flammable materials can significantly reduce the risk of fire outbreaks.

Install state of the art fire detection systems

Educational facilities must be equipped with cutting-edge fire detection systems, including smoke, heat, and flame detectors. These systems should be strategically placed throughout the campus, covering all areas susceptible to fire hazards. Moreover, integrating these detectors with centralised alarm systems ensures prompt notification to occupants and emergency responders in the event of a fire emergency.

In addition to detection, automatic fire suppression systems are pivotal in containing and extinguishing fires before they escalate. Sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, and fire blankets are indispensable components of a comprehensive fire protection strategy. Facility managers must ensure that these systems are installed in accordance with relevant codes and standards and undergo regular testing and maintenance to guarantee optimal functionality.

3D drawing of a place

DEM Fire’s experience with educational facilities is highly regarded. Our recent project for Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hills NSW showcased our operational efficiencies and technical acumen that ensured the fire system upgrade was fit for purpose and met the stringent compliance and regulatory framework.

This project involved installing a new sprinkler system, tanks, pumps, and an advanced detection and warning system throughout the newly constructed staff office building, underground car park, and maintenance facility. Learn more

Employ a specialist fire safety company

DEM Fire is a specialist in fire system design and installation. We have unique and tailored systems specifically for educational institutions and prioritise creating solutions that address the unique needs of these environments. Our approach considers the architectural aspects, age, and purpose of the buildings and emphasises the safety and well-being of the individuals they serve.

Operating within the educational sector involves adhering to stringent regulations, particularly when working with children and students. Our team is well-versed in these regulations and adept at navigating their boundaries.

We collaborate closely with the facilities management to develop tailored fire safety strategies and systems. Our solutions are certified for fire safety and designed to seamlessly integrate with the unique environment and requirements of schools.

DEM Fire supports the implementation of evacuation plans and Annual Fire Safety Statements.

Understanding the importance of minimising disruptions to the school day, we schedule our work at times convenient for the institution and in consultation with other trades that may be working on other upgrades or new building needs.

DEM Fire is the expert for education facilities of all sizes and complexities. Contact us today for professional and qualified commercial fire safety advice.

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