3 reasons your school needs playground fencing

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In the modern world, risks cannot be taken when it comes to managing the safety of children. Therefore, security for schools is crucial, and the need to invest in playground fencing is more important than ever in protecting the property, staff and pupils.

Different fencing styles suitable for schools include Apex, Barcode, Bow Top and Solid Vertical Bar railings.

Here are three reasons why your school should invest in security playground fencing:

1. Vandalism

If your school grounds are left wide open, the likelihood is that it will be under threat from both vandals and thieves. It is effortless to invade the grounds without the protection of fencing. Unlike other forms of fencing, which are low and easy to climb over, security fencing is tall, secure and makes it difficult to access the grounds behind it. If you were looking to go the extra mile, your school could also invest in fence toppings for extra protection.

2. Safeguarding School Playground Fences

As schools are open to public members during the daytime, there is no way of preventing harmful individuals from accessing the property. Maintaining the safety of both staff and pupils becomes increasingly difficult without a barrier to protect them from outsiders. If parents or outsiders need to come into the school at any point, it may be worth installing an intercom on your fencing to control the access.

3. Reduces risk of escape

Whether your school is primary or secondary, there is always the risk of pupils and students leaving the property without consent. Children may accidentally wander off the property if left unattended, and teenagers may bunk off when aiming to skip lessons or leaving early. Ensuring the safety of pupils is a priority and can be managed with security fencing.

Fencing is an ideal way to add to your school’s security plan. It is also worth considering other safety measures for greater protection. Yet, fencing would be the most effective place to start, with the peace of mind that the property, staff and pupils are safe from harm.

To purchase your very own playground fencing for school security, please get in touch with Zaun or call us on 01902 796699.

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.  It manufactures to ISO 9001 standards. 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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