Sprinkler systems can be:
- very effective in controlling fires
- designed to protect life and/or property
- a cost-effective solution for reducing the risks created by fire.
A sprinkler system installation is usually part of a package of fire precautions in a building and may form an integral part of the fire strategy for the building.
Current building regulations guidance incorporates clear recognition of the value of sprinklers in improving levels of safety for occupants as well as preventing the spread of fire.
BS EN 12845 outlines recommendations for the purchase, design, installation, operation and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems in buildings and industrial plants.