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Why is it schools always hold a fire drill on the wettest day of term? Hopefully, because the staff is all too aware of the fire risk posed by the complex mix of buildings and facilities in a modern school environment, and they realise the importance of fire drills.

A school is a community in miniature, with all the associated fire safety issues. From high tech computers to switch rooms and boilers, any electrical equipment in any school needs a CO2 fire extinguisher nearby.

Science labs and metal-working workshops may require specialists M28 extinguishers to tackle potential metal fires, whilst the catering staff in the kitchens need wet chemical fire extinguishers near their fat fryers.

And installing fire extinguisher covers will also prevent tampering by inquisitive fingers from 1B…