Art work on display at Dollis Junior School for which AIANO manufactured bespoke heater guards

Art work on display from the students of Dollis Junior School in North London for which AIANO manufactured bespoke heater guards.

AIANO supplies bespoke heater guards to schools across the whole country from Cornwall to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. But sometimes when we supply a local school it is great to be able to visit the school and see the results of our work.

Dollis Junior School

One such school is Dollis Junior School. Founded in 1939, Dollis Junior School is a thriving school located in Mill Hill, a suburb of north-west London, surrounded by playing fields. The present building dates back to the 1950s, and is a colourful and well maintained school serving the local multicultural community. The school has around 350 pupils and there is a rich choice of after-school clubs and activities. The school also caters for children with special needs and learning difficulties.

One of the bespoke heater guards AIANO manufactured for Dollis Junior School with ‘do not cover’ sign displayed above

AIANO Classic storage heater guard with ‘do not cover’ sign displayed above. AIANO guards should not be covered with clothes or any other items as this may present a fire hazard.

AIANO stocks a wide range of guards for popular makes of heater as well as many other types of wire mesh guard for health and safety purposes. Yet AIANO also has decades of experience designing bespoke heater guards for particular customer needs and requirements.

The need for wire mesh radiator guards

Caretaker, Dave Hallet has looked after Dollis Junior School for about twenty years. When the school decided to buy radiator covers, Dave originally enquired about solid metal radiator guards. However, when he discovered that, in this instance, the solid metal guards would interfere with the thermostats on the heaters, he approached AIANO for a quotation for wire mesh radiator guards. AIANO guards are the only radiator guards recommended by Dimplex.

Dollis Junior School needed storage heater guards and convector heater guards to provide health and safety protection in several modular classrooms that are used mainly for children with special needs, including the art therapy room and the music room.

Ease of installation and proper use

One of the AIANO Classic bespoke heater guards in the school art room

AIANO Classic bespoke storage heater guard in the Dollis Junior schools art therapy room. The classroom is used mainly for children with special needs.

Dave installed the guards himself and said it was very straightforward job. Each heater and guard is clearly marked with a sign reminding pupils not to cover the guards. Radiator guards may appear to be a tempting shelf for books, jumpers and so on, but such items should never be placed on top of guards. They can interfere with the safe functioning of the heater itself, as well as causing the guard to become too warm by obstructing the free circulation of hot air.

AIANO bespoke heater guards for schools

You can find other stories on our blog of AIANO bespoke wire guard solutions for schools, including special suspended ceiling light guards for the George Mitchell School in Leyton and fascia-mounted flood light guards for pole-mounted floodlights at the new George Carey Church of England Primary School  which opened in September 2011 at the heart of the new and growing Barking Riverside development.

One of the AIANO Classic bespoke heater guards in the school music room

AIANO Classic bespoke convector heater guard in the Dollis Junior School music room

Please call Scott or Kate on 020 7987 1184 or email us if you would like to discuss your requirements, or for further information or advice on AIANO heater guards.

Share This