Keeping Your School Secure
Protecting the safety of staff, pupils and everyone on school grounds, as well as the building and its contents, is always important, even more so over the summer holidays when crime rates increase.
Whether you already have comprehensive systems in place, or a few safety signs, now is a good time to review your school security. In addition to ensuring all the doors and windows are closed or locked at the end of the day, UK School Signs offers some advice on further precautions you can take.
Establish a Security Plan
One of the first steps you should take to improve security is to establish a robust plan. This will help you ensure the health, safety and well-being of staff and pupils, and meet the legal obligations of health and safety law. If you’re not sure what is required, review the government guidance for school and college security.
Install Security Systems
The most obvious way to improve school safety is to install security systems or technology, for example, CCTV. Security cameras can help deter unwanted visitors and capture footage of attempted burglary, vandalism, or any other crimes on school grounds.
In addition to this, you could use an access control system to restrict certain areas of the school, for example, offices or places where high value equipment is stored. Intruder alarms will help prevent unauthorised access, and alert you if someone is trying to break in.
Put up School Security Signs
You shouldn’t underestimate the effectiveness of safety signs in schools. From informing people of the measures that you have in place, to providing warnings and prohibiting unauthorised entry, school security signs can help create a safer place to work and learn.
If you would like to know more about the different kinds of safety signs for schools and why they are important, read our guide here.
Get in Touch
UK School Signs are a leading provider of safety signs for schools. We also provide custom signage options, allowing you to include your own text and branding. Get in touch with our team to find out more.