In recent news, the safety of our children in schools has taken centre stage as crumbling RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) structures pose a serious threat.
“RAAC is essentially a lighter-weight form of concrete, used to build roofs, schools, colleges and other buildings from the 1950s until the mid-1990s. But experts fear that the material has now reached the end of its shelf life and is liable to collapse.” – Sky News
As 156 schools have already been found to contain RAAC, many are closing, leaving students’ education hanging in the balance.
At Westgate Global, we understand the urgency of the situation and have a solution to help schools overcome these challenges while ensuring the safety and continuity of education. In times of crisis, it’s essential to have a reliable partner like Westgate Global with a trusted solution and experience in the education sector, historically having supported schools with partitioning through the coronavirus pandemic.
The structural integrity of school buildings is a paramount concern for the safety of students and staff. Crumbling RAAC structures have forced many educational institutions to close their doors temporarily, disrupting the learning process and causing uncertainty for parents, teachers, and students alike. The need for a quick, safe, and effective solution to these problems is more pressing than ever.
Introducing Hoardfast: Your temporary solution for classroom creation
Westgate Global’s Hoardfast is the innovative answer to the urgent problem of school closures due to RAAC risks. Our partitioning solution is designed to transform underutilised spaces, such as halls and gymnasiums, into functional and safe classrooms, allowing schools to continue operating during necessary renovations or repairs.