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Anger over decision to scrap water sprinklers requirement

Post by Irn Bru on Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:58 pm

Remember this....

MINISTERS have been criticised after scrapping the requirement for fire sprinklers to be fitted in new schools

The move announced by the Department for Education (DfE), comes a week after a major fire at Selsey Academy in Chichester.

Julian Parsons, of the Chief Fire Officers Association, said: “This is a retrograde step that doesn’t make any sense. Sprinklers don’t just save lives, they prevent fires from spreading and causing significant damage and disruption to our children’s education.”

There were more than 600 fires in British Schools last year. Sprinklers are credited with preventing extensive fire damage in 17 schools. The policy was introduced by Labour Schools Minister Jim Knight in 2007.

A DfE spokesperson said the policy “was in line with the latest fire safety advice.”

More than 75 firefighters tackled 40ft high flames destroying 15 classrooms and much of its contents. The start of the school term has now been delayed until September 12, as pupils will be taught in four different locations in the Selsey area.


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Re: Anger over decision to scrap water sprinklers requirement

Post by Philagain1 on Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:18 pm

So many inquiries end up taking too long, then the findings don't get acted upon and are brushed under the carpet.

Judging on the quite rightful angers in this case, i don't think that the peoples will put up with that.
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Re: Anger over decision to scrap water sprinklers requirement

Post by Irn Bru on Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:39 pm

Another inqury will take a couple of years but there's no time to wait for that. It's nothing more than kicking it into the long grass.
The results of the last inquiry are there with full recommendations and that's been lying on a Tory ministers desk for the past 4 years with undertakings every now and again the review it but still nothing has happened. That minister has just been promoted. At least implement those until the next inquiry publishes it's results.

There was a time when ministers of all parties who screwe up big time just walked but not anymore. Now you need a bloody crowbar to get them out.
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