In June 2015, I engaged with Oakpark Alarms Security Services Ltd with regards to providing a full range of services to Beachborough. As a Co-ed Prep School of 350 children, with a flexible boarding provision, we are heavily regulated by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), and it was essential to have a professional organisation involved in our Health and Safety programme. We were in need of a Northamptonshire Security Systems provider who could work within the confines of our beautiful grounds.
In the short time that Oakpark have been working with us, they have provided a first class service on numerous occasions.
The personal nature of their management as well as the professional outcomes, has provided me with confidence in our security and fire safety. Furthermore, the Headmaster and Governors, who have overall responsibility of the welfare of our children, are greatly reassured with Oakpark’s involvement.
Specifically, Oakpark first introduced a new security system which has involved keypad acc
ess on all principle doors, a new management system and the subsequent integration into the existing fire alarm.
With a better understanding of the school, Oakpark have been able to provide a comprehensive level of support with all fire related concerns. Since August 2015, they have:
Integrated the fire system in to the security system
Provided the annual service for the alarm system
Tested and serviced the fire alarm panel
Provided drawings of the school with all call points, fire extinguishers, fire exits labelled
Tested, serviced and/ or replaced all fire extinguishers on site
Tested all emergency lights
Provided fire safety advice in partnership with our H&S Consultant
Supplied a fire safety and maintenance log to ensure a compliant management system
In December 2015, the school received notification from ISI of a Compliance Inspection. The inspectors were onsite within 48 hours and part of their investigations centred on health and safety and child welfare. The school were compliant in all areas, including fire safety and management and, to a large extent, this was due to the work carried out by Oakpark.