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What Does the Law Say About Having a Fire Sprinkler System?

What Does the Law Say About Having a Fire Sprinkler System?

What Does the Law Say About Having a Fire Sprinkler System?

What Does the Law Say About Having a Fire Sprinkler System?

Having a fire sprinkler system installed protects your business from an outbreak of fire. However, the regulations can be a little confusing and in this article we’re here to help explain it all.

 

Do businesses legally require sprinkler systems?

 

Uncompartmented business premises that cover 20,000 square metres or more must install a fire sprinkler system. Additionally, if a business employs five people or more people than a fire risk assessment must be completed.

 

The risk assessment might identify areas where a bespoke fire sprinkler system is of benefit - in which case it should be installed.

 

While UK law doesn’t specifically say that all commercial premises must have a fire sprinkler system installed there is still a duty of care and in some cases a legal requirement to ensure that the risk of an outbreak of fire is minimised.

 

Safety first

 

The safety of your employees and customers should be the main priority which is why having a fire sprinkler system should be a consideration. While the law can be a little foggy in places the sprinkler system will act as that first line of defence.

 

Fire sprinkler technology is such that a system can be created specifically for the layout of your business. The team here at Red Rose can assess the right fire sprinkler system for you that will cover the high traffic areas as well as ensuring that your stock and valuables are safe.

 

Speak to the fire sprinkler experts!

 

If you need any help understanding the law on fire sprinklers, then make sure you speak to one of our team here. We can assist you with various tasks associated with fire prevention such as fire safety audits and fire risk assessments.

 

We use our expert knowledge, training, and scientific principles to understand how the spread of fire can impact your business and advise you on creating the relevant fire procedures that will keep everyone safe.

 

For more information about fire protection and how we can help protect you, your employees and business from the outbreak of fire get in touch with one of the professional team here.