Inadequate passive fire protection was among the failings identified in the Edinburgh Schools inquiry, which saw 17 schools close last year due to construction defects

Understanding fire safety duties

The devastating effects of the recent fire at Selsey Academy have underlined the importance of the correct fire safety measures and procedures in any building used by the public

The importance of the fire alarm log book in schools

Familiarity with fire drill procedures should be a prominent aspect of a teacher’s knowledge of the school. Catherine Nelms, of the Fire Industry Association, outlines why using the fire alarm log book is vital for schools across the country.

Gary Laird, risk management chairman of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and former firefighter, gives his advice on how schools can prevent blazes

Each year in England and Wales more than 1,300 schools suffer fires large enough for the Fire and Rescue Service to be called out. Graham Ellicot of the FIA gives the lowdown on the latest policy.

Is there a recurring problem of unwanted fire signals at your education premises, asks Graham Ellicott, of the Fire Industry Association, and explains how to combat the issue

Over 60 percent of school fires are started deliberately and each year in England and Wales more than 1,300 schools suffer fires large enough to be attended by the fire and rescue service, writes Graham Ellicott, CEO, the Fire Industry Association

Associations

Teaching Unions