Dixons Academies trust
Dixons Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust consisting of 12 schools across the Bradford and Leeds district with a mission to assist thousands of children in the north of England in fulfilling their academic potential.
From primary schools, secondary schools, all-through, and sixth form, Dixons focuses exclusively on sponsored turnaround academies to address educational failure and on new free schools to meet growing demand.
Fire safety is course a top priority for the trust, so finding compliant and fully bespoke escape plans to accommodate each school building.
QDOS has been working with the trust since 2015, providing fire escape plans for each of its sites.
Marshall Sharp, Senior Campus Manager was delighted with the plans produced stating that: “The plans are really clear, easy to read and understand. Each academy within the trust is different, they each have their own emergency evacuation procedures which QDOS successfully translated into effective plans.”
In addition to fire safety, the plans have other uses too. Marshall adds: “Plans are located in classrooms, offices, canteens, and areas where students may congregate and not only detail the emergency evacuation routes, but locations of first aid boxes, fire extinguishers, defibrillators, etc. And are also a good reference point for our new intake of students each year in getting to know their new surroundings.”
FROM THE DIRECTOR
QDOS Managing Director, Damian Linley says:
“Five years on since the first plans were developed and installed, QDOS continues to provide the trust with updated plans to reflect any changes to layouts within their school buildings, which also supports the trust in ensuring it is fully compliant with Fire Management legislation. We are proud to continue to work with such an ambitious and dedicated client.”