Why A Carbon Dioxide Sensor Is Essential For Your School

Carbon Dioxide Sensor

Within any school the concern at the forefront of staff’s minds other than education is always the safety of their children.  In order to ensure this safety all schools need to abide by health and safety legislation.  Unfortunately not all schools in some cases fully abide by this legislation. One such device which some schools fail to consider is a Carbon Dioxide Sensor. A Carbon Dioxide Sensor  is a device that detects when levels of Carbon Dioxide are above the regular limit , this can be used to monitor air quality levels. In addition to this a Carbon Dioxide Alarm can be used to warn staff members in case of an emergency. Fire services across the UK regularly do home visits to members of their local community and recommend installing a carbon dioxide alarm or sensor.

What Is Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide is an odourless colourless gas which is prevent in our atmosphere and in the air. It is harmless in smaller quantities when mixed with oxygen however when an appliance such as a boiler or stove leaks gas it can quickly become fatal within hours. What is very concerning about Carbon Dioxide is the fact that it is very hard to detect and the only plausible way of establishing a Carbon Dioxide leak would be by installing A Carbon Dioxide alarm in addition to this a Carbon Dioxide Sensor could be installed by the school to ensure that gas levels inside the school are safe at all times and rising levels can be investigated if needed before the alarm is raised.

Carbon Dioxide Sensor


Other Applications Of A  Carbon Dioxide Sensor

The Carbon Dioxide Sensor is already used in a wide range of different industries.

  • Carbon dioxide or Co2 Sensors are often used in clinical trials and healthcare environments to help gather important data about air quality and performance
  • Sensors also often used as standard practice within flight systems on board aircraft. This allows the crew to be aware of air quality as well as be made aware of any potential changes in atmosphere or leaks
  • Sensors can also be used in the transportation industry and are often commonly found on freight vessels or large trucks to ensure there is no Carbon Dioxide leakage and that air quality is monitored. These particular forms of monitors are build to be extremely robust and are able to stand up to shock and pressure as they are often used in unstable enviroments
  • Carbon Dioxide Sensors are also an important tool when it comes to industrial safety within warehouses or plants and factories. Many factories and plants across the world have sensors to ensure safety for those working on site.

Carbon Dioxide Sensor

Other Ways To Ensure Optimum Health And Safety

Other than Carbon Dioxide schools are often faced with what seems  like a mountain of potential risks , hazards and general obstacles that could lead to the potential risk of injury. In order to combat this here are some tips for how you and your school can be prepared-

  •  Teaching first aid is an excellent way in which schools can help promote health and safety. Health and safety legislation can be boring and monotonous at the best of times. So what better way to rehearse health and safety risk scenarios than training kids in first aid? Giving children a better understanding of the risks and dangers around them can be integrated into a fun and interactive learning process. First aid is an excellent way in which kids attention can be grasped and they can learn valuable skills through this training. It also reinforces teachers knowledge of what to do in a situation where there is an injury and how to ensure good health and safety practice
  • Signage around the school indicating to drivers of children crossing is important to raise visibility and awareness about children crossing the road
  • Staff meetings could be integrated so that first aid/ health and safety could be included as part of the meeting helping to improve staff members knowledge and expertise in that area.