Two-thirds of schools in England have poor fire protection systems and are not properly prepared for a potential blaze, according to an education insurer.
Zurich Municipal, which insures about half of all schools and universities in the UK, has written to the government calling for urgent action to improve fire protection in school premises after carrying out inspections at 1,000 sites over the past two years.
Andrew Whiteside, Adaston’s Head of Operations, has enrolled on the first its kind training course in the uk with The Association for Specialist Fire Protection and the IFE. The Association for Specialist Fire Protection foundation course in passive fire protection provides essential knowledge and understanding in this key fire protection specialism.
The Tragedy at Grenfell Tower has led to the Government establishing several groups to find out what went wrong and one of these, the Review of the Regulatory Process by Dame Judith Hackitt has reported, and the proposals made are set to be the subject of response by Government in the next few months. If the response does not make major changes then those who manage the occupation of High Risk Residential Buildings will have to follow a new and more robust process.
The tragedy of Grenfell Tower has led to much activity to ensure that lessons are learned, and changes made that hopefully prevent further such incidents. One of the main questions was put to Dame Judith Hackitt when she was asked to look at the present regulatory system. Her simple conclusion was that it was “Not Fit for Purpose”, certainly where High Risk Residential Buildings (HRRBs) were concerned. The Government is to set out a detailed response to the Hackitt proposals.