As most of us already know, insurance premiums are determined by the level of risk that’s posed. In general, the greater the risk, the greater the cost.

If you own or are responsible for a building over 18m, it’s a legal requirement to have a dry riser system installed to ensure optimal fire protection.

Just like dry & wet risers, sprinkler systems require maintenance to keep them working properly.

If you’ve read our blog post about dry & wet risers, you’ll already know that it’s a legal requirement to conduct a full wet test of your system every year.

In May 2020, UK legislation was finally amended to make sprinkler systems a legal requirement in residential and mixed-use developments over 11m in height.

Sprinkler systems save lives. It’s a fact. The UK fire service even confirms that sprinklers can reduce fire-related injuries by up to 80%.

As a business owner, you’ll already know that it’s a legal requirement to ensure you have the necessary equipment in place to facilitate a safe evacuation.

Reports show that, on average, 215 people per year lose their lives due to house fires in the UK. Worryingly, this figure could rise rapidly.

You already know that sprinkler systems suppress fires, but what other benefits can these systems bring?

Confused about dry & wet risers? don’t worry! The two systems aren’t all that different from each other, and there are a lot of similarities.