Jan 4, 2019 in Perimeter Fencing & Control
Why Correct Fencing Around Schools Is Imperative To Children’s Safety

Schools are some of the most valuable establishments within a community. When parents send their children off to be educated, there’s an expectation that they will be kept in a safe and secure environment. Therefore, when selecting fencing for your school, it’s imperative to keep children’s safety at the forefront of the decision-making process. Understanding the reasons for installing correct fencing will help you determine the best option for your school.

Supervision of students

Most schools will have encountered scenarios where students have attempted to leave the premises unauthorised. This puts the students at risk, as they remove themselves from an environment that is safe and supervised. Not only that, but it also places staff at risk. They could be liable if they have not installed correct fencing to prevent such situations occurring.

For this reason, it is important to install perimeter fences with distinct exit and entry points to ensure the students remain on-site in a safe environment.

Vandalism and trespassers

Schools are filled with valuable resources. As a result, they can be key targets for theft and vandalism. Such occurrences can have deep effects on the students, teachers and the wider community. It disrupts the education of the students, and can also make them and the community feel at risk. Installing the correct high-security fencing is essential in discouraging intruders from entering and causing harm to the premises.

 

Vehicle management 

If your school is located in a high-traffic area, it can be at risk of being the site of a collision, or the target of a hostile vehicle. Therefore, it is imperative that the fencing can support a potential impact. Choosing a sturdy, high-reaching, high-security fence is essential in protecting children against such events.


Choosing the correct fencing

Perimeter fences are the best option when it comes to ensuring children’s safety at school. They extend along the whole boundary of the property, creating a defined environment that’s difficult for intruders or students to pass without consent. They can also be fitted with distinct entry and exit points. This makes it easier to monitor the movement of students, staff, parents and guests.

Choosing an anti-climb and anti-penetrative security mesh fence is also something to be considered. Our high-security mesh fencing has small apertures, preventing trespassers from gripping the wire and climbing over. We also use high-grade zinc alloy coated wire, making the fence incredibly difficult to tamper with.

Choosing the correct fencing around schools is imperative to children’s safety. If you’re looking to install high-security perimeter fences for your school and would like to discuss further, call us today on 1800 666 927 or send us an email at sales@asf4u.com.au and one of our experienced team members will help you out.