Since Social Distancing restrictions have been imposed, educational establishments have been largely closed, with exceptions made for children of Key Workers and the most vulnerable.
Now that the Government is moving towards a phased reopening of schools, easing the current restrictions, it is important you are prepared to manage the new risks the virus presents to your staff and students.
Helping you to safely reopen
We recognise that schools and colleges will be at the forefront of our emergence as a nation from the COVID-19 lockdown.
To mitigate your risk, we have developed a range of highly effective, innovative solutions that can help you to protect your students, teachers and support staff.
Quickly identify and isolate students and staff with a fever with accuracy up to ±0.3ºC – efficiently and effectively – without physical contact.
Locating thermal cameras at entrances allows large numbers to be checked at one time as they enter the site.
Measure and manage your occupancy levels to help comply with the Social Distancing restrictions.
Remove the need and risk of physical personnel to control the traffic at entrances.
A non-contact, fast, accurate and safe way of identifying staff, students, parents and visitors as they enter a site.
Remove the need for touching any surfaces such as a keypad, fingerprint reader, turnstile, or door.
Before resuming normal operation, those with duties for Fire Life Safety in schools should make sure that the policies and the procedures of your estate are compliant with appropriate legislation.
The Responsible Person has an obligation to ensure that the fire safety systems including making sure your Fire Alarm System, all Fire Doors and Emergency Lighting is operational in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
BBC Fire & Security can work with you to help clarify your obligations and advise on how to provide appropriate fire detection and fire safety equipment across your estate.