‘Cloakrooms should not form part of or be open to circulation spaces… Lockers made from materials of limited combustibility should be provided’
(Building Bulleting 100: Design for fire safety in schools)
This advice from The Department of Education applies to all new school builds.
Older buildings and those with growing pressure on space can’t always accommodate separate cloakrooms.
So what can schools do to minimise their risk?
If cloakrooms can’t be moved from corridors a school will need to install
lockers to store clothing and personal items, to prevent this fire risk.
Lockers help protect combustible materials which slow the progress of a fire.
They have added the benefit of discouraging vandalism and arson, which are responsible for around half of all school-time fires.
You can now get our most popular lockers delivered in 5 working days
which ties in perfectly for the fast-approaching end of the school year.
For more information on lockers please visit our main website https://www.merlin-industrial.co.uk/storage/lockers