Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Most Yekaterinburg schools pass fire safety test

Most of the schools in Yekaterinburg passed inspections by Gospozhnadzor, Russia's fire safety agency, this week, hitting a success rate of 98.6 percent.

Supervisors for the agency checked 768 schools that submitted for approval and 758 of them passed. Inspectors looked for a possible 1,041 violations in each school. To meet safety standards, the schools had to comply with at least 995 of them, a percentage of 95.5 percent, 66.ru reports.

There were 371 administrators from Gospozhnadzor in charge of the inspections, 250 of whom were officers while the rest dealt with legal issues.

Safety violations were found in 56 of the schools, including broken alarm systems, poor warnings and evacuation in case of a fire, inappropriate use of outdoor and indoor electricity, and poor fire escape routes, 66.ru reports.

The violations must all be removed during repair work that occurs before the beginning of the school year, according to the press service of the State Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Sverdlovsk region.

Record temperatures in Russia have made fire an issue this summer. Forest fires raged out of control this season since the beginning of June in Siberia. Areas the fires have effected included Tuva, Irkutsk, Kurgan, Krasnoyarsk and the Republic of Khakassia.