The safety and security of school pupils, staff and premises has never been as important as it is today. But according to access control specialists Atlas Group the automated gates and barrier systems installed at many schools are unsafe to use and do not comply with current regulations.
The Company's managing director, Joe Baker, said: "In the past six months we have attended local schools to audit the safety of their automated gate and barrier systems.
"Although there were a handfull of exceptions, we found that the majority did not comply and required modification or upgrading to ensure hazard-free operation for child safety and the safety of others."
Atlas is urging schools to check their security systems to ensure children and staff are safe from intruders, and that the possibility of unauthorised access and damage by vandals is minimised.
"If a school is not confident that it is as secure as possible it should call in access control specialists to check. Most reputable companies will not charge for this service", said Joe Baker.
Further information from Atlas on 01753 696166 or http://www.atlasgroup.co.uk/