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Choosing the right school fence

Choosing the right school fence

05th December 2017

Although schools aren’t considered to be high-security facilities, they do require a significant level of security measures. With many schools catering for hundreds of students, it’s vital that they are fully secure when on school premises and aren’t able to 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. When choosing a school fence, for example, they may opt for a robust perimeter fence and mesh cages to protect certain parts of the property.

Maintaining restricted areas

Although students are typically allowed into most areas in the school, there are some parts of the site which 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. 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. Basketball courts, tennis courts and even baseball cages are made to offer protection to players and spectators, as well as providing 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 who 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.