Technical Notes 2021, Issue 123 - Incident at Craigdhu Primary School

Report by: 
Ann Davie, Depute Chief Executive – Education, People & Business
TN Number: 
123-21
Subject: 
Incident at Craigdhu Primary School
Responsible Officer: 
Greg Bremner, Interim Chief Education Officer
Publication: 
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Details: 
  1. The purpose of this technical note is to provide Elected Members with information relating to an incident at Craigdhu Primary School at lunchtime today.
  1. A carbon monoxide alarm in the school's plant room - separate from the main school building - was activated earlier today.  No alarms within the school were activated and no carbon monoxide fumes were present in classrooms or in areas used by pupils.
  1. A site investigation concluded that fumes from a contractor's machinery being used outside, got into the plant room and activated its alarm.
  1. In line with emergency procedures, and as a precaution, the Head Teacher sounded the fire alarm to ensure a quick and safe evacuation.  This resulted in Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) attending.
  1. Officers from SFRS, the Council's Health & Safety Team and SGN carried out a full investigation with pupils and staff being allowed back into the school at 12.30pm when it was assessed as being safe.
  1. A full investigation will be carried out into the incident.
Distribution List: 
All Elected Members, Corporate Management Team, Executive Officers, HSCP Management Team, Corporate Communications