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1. Inspection and condition report

Boundary fence: Walk along both sides of the fence line clearing leaves, debris and litter along the way. Check fencing, posts and their connectors for signs of wear and tear, attempted security breaches and damage. Sign-off as ‘OK’ or take reference photographs and report on remedial action required.

Manual boundary gates: Inspect all manual access gates. Check both the fabric and structure for signs of wear and tear, attempted security breaches and damage. Test locks and hinges and adjust and lubricate where necessary for safe, reliable operation. Sign-off as ‘OK’ or take reference photographs and report on remedial action required.

Automated boundary gates & barriers: Inspect all automated gates and barriers. Check both the fabric and structure for signs of wear and tear, attempted security breaches and damage. Test locks and hinges, clean, adjust and lubricate where necessary. Test operation, fail safe and access control systems for safety and reliable operation. Ensure you and your team know how to put gates and barriers into manual release mode in the event of failure and confirm compliance to EU Machinery Directive 98/37/EC and 2006/42/EC. Sign-off as ‘OK’ or take reference photographs and report on remedial action required.

Sports & play areas fencing & gates: Walk along both sides of the fence line clearing leaves, debris and litter along the way. Check fencing, posts and their connectors for signs of wear and tear, check for structural integrity and for splinters in timber / exposed steel edges which could cause physical harm to users. Check both the fabric and structure of gates for signs of wear and tear and damage. Test locks and hinges and self-closing mechanisms and adjust and lubricate where necessary for safe, reliable operation. Sign-off as ‘OK’ or take reference photographs and report on remedial action required.


 

2. Requirement for new fencing and gates

Fencing: Establish the fencing requirement and function the fencing will need to perform, the threats it will face and the risks to be mitigated. Take approximate measurements by walking the area to be fenced. Note the desired position for gates and report any observations on changes to level of ground, ground conditions and possibility of underground / sub-surface utilities. 

Prepare a brief for site visit by a Jacksons’ Fencing Manager to review options and prepare detailed estimate based on precise measurements to be taken during visit.

Manual gates: Identify the function the gate(s) will need to perform, the threats faced with and the risks to be mitigated. Establish requirement for RoSPA approved or LPS 1175 certified gates and locks and note if the gates will need to match existing or new fencing. Take approximate measurements of gate openings and note desired position for gates. Report any observations on changes to level of ground, ground conditions and possibility of underground / sub-surface utilities. 

Automated gates: Identify the function the gate(s) will need to perform, the threats faced with and the risks to be mitigated. Establish the type of automated gate required, either swing (single or double leaf), tracked or cantilever sliding types dependent on usage, space available, operations and safety. Note RoSPA approved (safety) or LPS 1175 certified / Secured by Design preferred (security) mesh or railings should be incorporated in the design and if the gates will need to match existing or new fencing. Take approximate measurements of gate openings and desired position for gates. Review access control options for students, staff and visitors during and outside school hours (including any entry/exit logging requirements). Report any observations on changes to level of ground, ground conditions and possibility of underground / sub-surface utilities.

Prepare brief for site visit by a Jacksons’ Fencing Manager to review options and prepare detailed estimate based on precise measurements to be taken during visit.
 

3. Requirement for secure bicycle, equipment, fuel and waste storage

Secure external storage: Take approximate measurements of the area to be made secure and report on likely threats. Note the function of the storage area and access requirements. Report on any existing structures, changes to level of ground, ground conditions and possibility of underground / sub-surface utilities. 

Prepare brief for site visit by a Jacksons’ Fencing Manager to review options for different types of enclosure available, gates, locks and security devices before preparing a detailed estimate based on precise measurements to be taken during visit.
 

4. Requirement for outdoor classrooms and learning areas

Outdoor spaces and learning areas: Establish primary and extended uses for the area and take approximate measurements. Decide on the flooring material, if fencing is required, if the area will need securing outside of school hours and access methods and whether a roof is required to shade users from direct sunlight. 

Prepare brief for site visit by a Jacksons’ Fencing Manager to review options for different types of learning area types and outdoor classroom structures available before preparing a detailed estimate based on precise measurements to be taken during visit.
 

5. Requirement for environmental noise barriers

Acoustic barriers: Establish primary and extended purpose of the barrier (for example, to prevent noise emissions into the area / to reduce noise pollution levels, delivery of additional privacy / security). Take approximate measurements of the area to be subject to noise reduction measures. Note access requirements and report on any existing structures, changes to level of ground, ground conditions and possibility of underground / sub-surface utilities. 

Prepare brief for site visit by a Jacksons’ Fencing Manager to review options for different types of acoustic noise barriers and gates available before preparing a detailed estimate based on precise measurements to be taken during visit.


6. Requirement for maintenance to automated gates and barriers

Maintenance & repair contracts: Identify any automated gates and barriers and their access control systems to be subject to expert on-going maintenance and repair services. Establish operational requirements in terms of service levels and response times required during and outside of school hours / term times. Under the current Health and Safety regulations you have a legal responsibility to have all powered gates or barriers maintained on a regular basis by a suitably qualified engineer and to keep a formal maintenance log. 

Jacksons Fencing gate maintenance contracts are specifically designed to cover you under the regulations and ensure your gates and barriers are both safe and in good working orderContact us for further information.

To arrange for an early site visit to ensure installation during the summer holiday period, please call us on 0800 408 2236 or email security@jacksons-fencing.co.uk

     
   
   
 
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