Choosing the right school fence

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Although schools aren’t considered high-security facilities, they do require a significant level of security measures. With many schools catering for hundreds of students, they must be fully secure when on school premises and cannot come to any harm.

As well as ensuring student welfare, school security measures need to be effective in protecting the school building and its assets. Often prone to vandals, schools can easily face thousands of pounds worth of damage if unauthorised visitors gain access to the property.

It’s essential, therefore, that schools and local authorities put effective security measures into place. For example, when choosing a school fence, they may opt for a robust perimeter fence and mesh cages to protect certain parts of the property.

School Fence – Maintaining restricted areas

Although students are typically allowed into most areas in the school, some parts of the site need to remain restricted to staff only.

Restricted areas, such as maintenance and bin stores, could cause harm if students were able to access them. Using specialist storage with welded mesh infill can, therefore, protect students and equipment alike.

Incorporating sports fencing into a school site

As many schools and colleges have sports facilities on-site, it’s important to secure them appropriately. For example, whilst children may want to access courts and pitches outside of school hours, it could be dangerous for them to play unsupervised. Due to this, schools are required to take appropriate action and secure these types of areas.

With a range of options available, various types of sports facilities can be provided with security fencing. For example, basketball courts, tennis courts, and even baseball cages are made to offer protection to players and spectators and provide a secure playing environment.

Whilst individual courts can be introduced via fencing; a complete sports solution can also be provided. The Colosseum sport system, for example, is a multi-use games area and ensures that various sports can be played in one area. For schools limited on space or colleges that wish to give students access to a range of facilities, a multi-use games area may be the ideal solution.

To find out more about installing state-of-the-art school fencing, contact us today.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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