After a period of decline the number of pupils being expelled from mainstream schools is increasing, placing more pressure on the need for Pupil Referral Units and the security at these premises, which is vital for managing student and staff safety. ASSA ABLOY High Security & Safety Group offers a range of locks and doors suited to the sensitive needs of Pupil Referral Units and pupils in care. Secure Education doorsets The breadth of doorset solutions means the High Security & Safety Group can specify products for every area and need of a secure education environment. From classroom doors and personnel doors to circulation doors and high performance doors, all doorsets in the Secure Education range are independently tested and certified to achieve 60 minutes fire resistance integrity and insulation to BS EN 1634 from both sides of the door. Secure Education range doorsets are independently tested and certified to achieve 60 mins fire resistance integrity In addition, all doors within the offering are tested in line with the Department of Health’s environmental design guide attack test for secure services, as well as meeting with DD171 & BS EN 1192 severe duty performance and strength, and are tested to PAS 24 enhanced security performance requirements. Enhancing door security This guaranteed and certified level of performance gives building owners and users the peace of mind that all doorsets are fit for purpose, as well as providing the added level of security and safety often needed in secure educational facilities. Mike Dunn, Commercial Director for ASSA ABLOY High Security & Safety Group, said, “A recent report by the think tank IPPR, found the total number of children being taught in “alternative provision” for excluded children is far higher than the total number of reported exclusions. This will inevitably mean increasing pressure on facilities, such as Pupil Referral Units, and the safety of staff and pupils within those buildings.” Doors within the Secure Education range come in a variety of materials and finishes, giving specifiers improved design flexibility.