It is critical that you choose the correct school fencing systems because perimeter and internal fencing and access systems play a key role in school safety and security.
Fencing and gates can address a range of issues that schools have to consider, from protecting students, teachers and other staff from intruders to preventing accidents and injuries, monitoring access and tackling truancy.
No two schools are the same – design, size and location all vary. So, part of the planning and procurement process is making sure that the fencing that you select meet the specific requirements of your school.
Key criteria to consider when selecting school fencing
One of the most important decisions as part of the school fencing procurement process is on the type of fencing system that you want.
Schools can require a wide range of fencing. For example, some schools have playing fields that need fencing that safeguards against risks relating to intrusion and dog fouling. Other schools have sports courts that require fencing that should have no collision risks and gates that open away from the play area and allow access for wheelchair users.
Similarly, many schools have car parks that could require access-control barriers or gates and anti-vandal fencing, while others need fencing to segregate playgrounds into safe areas for different age groups.
This case study outlines the fencing and access systems needs of a primary school in West Sussex and the products that were used to meet those needs.
6 commonly chosen school fencing systems
To help you make the right decision about school fencing, we have put together a list of the six commonly chosen types of school fencing.
Recommended school fencing systems include:
- Exempla fencing. Robust and attractive, this extra-strong fencing has no external fittings and is quick and simple to install
- Eclipse fencing. A strong deterrent against intruders and vandals, this super-strong fencing has good visibility and is available in a range of RAL colours
- Multiplus fencing. Difficult to climb and cut through and built to last, this mesh fencing combines rigidity with a decorative effect and is widely used in schools
- Dulok fencing. Available in 656 and 868 twin wire mesh options, this fencing has strong anti-cut and anti-climb properties and good visibility
- Flexa-Rail fencing. This bow-top fencing is a popular choice for schools and children’s playgrounds, with panel height sizes ranging from 900mm to 2400mm
- Rotop fencing. Practical, hard wearing and attractive, this fencing provides vital rigidity and safety with a rolled top and bottom beams
Whatever fencing and access systems you choose for your school, they must meet industry standards and pass a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents inspection.
Working with a fully accredited school fencing supplier that is approved to install quality fencing and access systems can help ensure that these requirements are met.
Find out more about school fencing system design, supply and installation services from Knight Fencing by contacting us on 01243 641272, 01579 529298 or [email protected].