Waterhead Academy - Oldham
Waterhead Academy was formerly using two existing sites, Moorside and Roxbury campuses in Oldham, following the merger of Bleak Hill and Counthill Schools.
A new site was built with a modern sprinkler system. Fire extinguishers were not planned for until the Risk Assessment highlighted that there were none on site – this was the morning before the school opened.
As we serviced the two previous sites, we were called to carry out a survey and asked if we could supply and fit the extinguishers and EN3 location signs, before the school opened to pupils at 8.30am the next day.
A survey was carried out on the day of the first phone call to assess what was needed. It was then that we were informed that the extinguishers and signs would need to be installed the same day. The survey completed, calls were made to the engineers and stock collected from our own warehouse. In addition, at 5pm that evening, four engineers and the Director, commissioned, wall-mounted and sited 110 extinguishers, fire blankets and signs. At approximately 10pm that night, we left site, returning the following morning to site extinguishers in the music and PE departments, before the school opened.