How regularly do you think about fire? Not very often, right?

Sprinkler systems are undoubtedly one of the most effective forms of fire protection today.

How often do you talk about fire protection with your employees? Not often, right?

Between June 2020 and June 2021, the UK Fire & Rescue Service attended 149,779 fires. These events resulted in a total of 249 deaths, and 6387 injuries. It is clear that more needs to be done to reduce risk.

In 2019, it was reported that only 15% of new schools being built in England were being fitted with fire suppression sprinkler systems.

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.