Considerations for sockets in schools and educational buildings

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work with a wide range of companies and businesses across the North West, to deliver effective electrical solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about sockets in schools and educational buildings.

What are the important considerations for sockets in schools and educational buildings?

There are a number of important considerations to bear in mind when installing sockets and electrical outlets in school settings. These include:

  • The room purpose- the intended purpose of the room can help determine how many sockets will be necessary, and where these should be installed. For computer labs and media rooms, a larger number of sockets will be necessary, while in a nursery group room, or a classroom, only a couple of double gang sockets might be necessary. In general, it is god practice to have an idea of the classroom or workspace layout, before installing sockets as this will allow the sockets to be positioned in the most useful places, rather than needing to create a mis-matched space, in terms of classroom furniture and seating.
  • Safety- one unique consideration for school settings is the safety of the sockets or outlets. Of course electrical safety and installation to a high standard should be general practice, but for some school settings, you might need to take additional measures. This could include choosing sockets with safety cases or caps to help keep young children safe.
  • USB sockets- for some rooms in school settings, USB sockets can be very beneficial. From iPads and tablets to keyboards and smart technology, there are a number of devices that can be plugged directly into the USB socket. This frees up the plug space for other requirements.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.