tagevac® - emergency evacuation system
St. John's School - Northwood is an independent day school for some 390 boys, aged three to thirteen and was founded in 1920 in Pinner. Fifty years later the school moved to its present site and in 1984 it was acquired by the Merchant Taylors' Educational Trust.
During 2009 as part of a review of its fire safety the School's internal Fire Safety Committee looked at revising and simplifying both its existing Fire Safety Policy and Emergency Plan to ensure these were both suitable and sufficient for the Tag Station school site in its entirety.
In assessing the above, consideration was also given to the comments provided within the annual review of Fire Risk Assessment carried out in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
When the school's Bursar was introduced to the new TAGEVAC ® system the benefits were immediately obvious and it was decided to incorporate this system within their existing Emergency Plan to provide clarity of information during an evacuation, and to be able to provide this to the Fire Brigade on their arrival.This also provided an opportunity to evate the existing appointment of Fire Wardens and how this could be improved where necessary to ensure Tagevac Folder suitable and sufficient coverage throughout all areas of the school buildings.
To clarify their zoning, the school decided to split each building on a floor by floor basis or where considered necessary into departments, for example Music and Art. The overriding principle was to ensure that each zone could be effectively checked by each relevant fire warden quickly without jeopardising safety.
The TAGEVAC ® system has provided our school with a clear structure for checking all areas of our buildings and to ensure we are able to provide this information in a simple, concise format to the Fire Brigade on their arrival. We are pleased to adopt this system within our Fire Policy and Emergency Plan (Nigel Stone - Bursar).
what is it?
Uniquely designed, TAGEVAC ® provides a fast, simple and safe method to check designated zones are clear on evacuation.
In the case of emergency, ensuring
your site is evacuated and providing this information to
the Fire and Rescue Service immediately on their arrival
TAGEVAC ® can provide this information for any premises, regardless of complexity or the type of organisation.
ideal for use in:
- Education; schools, colleges
- Healthcare; hospitals, care homes, clinics
- Commercial Premises including specialists/high value premises
- Industrial Premises including high risk environments
- Retail; shops, offices
- Hotels; particularly with conference and function facilities
- Banking/Financial; plus other secure environments
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