Electrical design for schools

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From residential properties, to the industrial and commercial, we have the skills and knowledge for any electrical project. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about effective electrical design in schools.

What are the considerations for effective electrical design in schools?

There are a number of factors to take into account when considering the effective design of electrical systems in schools and educational settings. These include:

  • Sockets and outlets- its important to have enough sockets and outlets in the classroom for all of the electrical devices and appliances that will need to be powered. But its not just the quantity of the sockets that can make a difference, as its also important to ensure that the sockets are installed in the right places within the classroom. Trailing wires and extension cords can be a health and safety issue, so its important to plan and install sockets precisely where they are needed.
  • Lighting in hallways and stairs- lighting the school corridors and stairs is an important consideration as often these may not have access to windows for natural light, and keeping students safe is always a priority. As a result, you should plan for effective lighting in these areas of the school, which should ideally also be eco-friendly. This means using LED light bulbs or even motion activated lighting, which will turn on when motion is detected, and automatically turn back off when not needed.
  • Maintenance and upkeep- when designing the electrical system for a school, it is also important to consider the long-term maintenance and upkeep of the system. This may involve installing electrical components that are easy to access and replace, as well as developing a comprehensive maintenance plan to ensure that the system is regularly inspected and maintained.

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