Electrical Services for Schools

Casserly Property Management provide a wide range of Electrical Services for schools including:-

Fixed Electrical Testing

Fixed Electrical Testing in schools should be tested every 5 years with recommendation from British Standards (BS7671) and in accordance with Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. These regulations state that all electrical systems and equipment used in the working environment should be in a safe condition.

PAT testing

PAT testing in schools should be undertaken on an annual basis under guidance from the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Code of Practice. This is in accordance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 which requires that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.

Fire Alarm Testing

Fire Alarm Testing in schools. BS 5839-1:2002, as amended 2008, recommends weekly user tests with a record of each test in the building’s log book. This should be combined with 6 monthly testing of the system by a ‘competent person’. This consists of multiple checks and tests with the aim of ensuring the fire alarm system remains functional, is in good working order and compliant with regulations.

Lightning Conductor

Lightning Conductor testing in schools under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, there is a requirement for the systems to be maintained to ensure optimum system performance & also in accordance with the relevant British Standard [BS EN 62305]. Recommendation for testing is at 11 month intervals to take into account seasonal variations.

Emergency Lighting

Emergency Lighting in schools is required to be tested and inspected at regular intervals. Under BS 5266 Part 1, the regime should include daily visual checks, monthly operational checks, six monthly operational checks and an annual full system test.

Intruder Alarms

Intruder Alarms maintenance in schools is often a requirement of the insurance company. Recommended as good practice rather than a “legal requirement”, the intruder alarm should be maintained either once or twice a year. (depends on system in place and requirements for insurance).

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in schools should be maintained in accordance with the schedule supplied by the system designer or supplier under BS EN 50132-7. These guidelines give specific advice for the maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems, and provide examples of the type of documentation required to be used by the service company. Annual planned maintenance is recommended as good practice rather than a “legal specific maintenance requirements.

Fixed Appliance Testing

Fixed Appliance Testing in schools is recommended to be undertaken at 3 yearly intervals in accordance with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Code of Practice. However, fixed appliances should have a "formal visual inspection" on an annual basis, but as long as the results are recorded, this is something a competent person such as the schools site manager will be able to perform.

Boiler Management System (BMS)

Boiler Management System (BMS) maintenance in schools is a separate entity to the Boiler servicing. Known as the “control panel” for the boiler, there are no specific regulations although it is recommended by “experts” that the Boiler Management Systems (BMS) are serviced on an annual basis by a specialist engineer.

Automatic Doors

Automatic Doors in schools should be serviced at least once in a 12 month period to comply with BS7036. Under the Occupier’s Liability Act, occupiers must ensure that the premises are safe for any visitors by maintaining Automatic Doors to the relevant British Standards such as BS7036.
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