Fire Sprinkler Information for Care Homes
What will the Fire Sprinklers look like?
Fire Sprinklers are unobstrusive and once completed, you will not even really notice them.
When will the sprinkler system be installed?
The best time to install the first fix of the Fire Sprinkler System is when all your plumbing works are going in, i.e. before ceilings are fitted.
Water and Electrics do not need to be on at this time.
When do you come back to Commission?
Commissioning and completion will be when all the ceilings are painted, the water has been connected to the system and the fused spurs are installed.
All utilites need to be on before commissioning.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, means that Care Home Owners must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire.
Whether you are building a new care home or are needing to install a sprinkler system into an existing care home, you will need to consider the following:
The mobility of the residents and the evacuation time needed, should a fire alarm be raised
Fire engine access, especially for new builds
The escape routes in the premises
We are FIRAS accredited and all our installers carry CSCS cards.
Fire Sprinkler Systems installed to BS9251:2014
What about the water supply?
Fire Sprinklers can get connected to the mains water supply provided you could get enough water pressure and flow to run the system. Depending on the area, you will need either 32mm to 63mm incoming mains to provide approximately 3 bar pressure and 110 litres per minute.
If that is not possible, then a pump and tank will need to be installed. You will need a space of 2200mm (length) x 750mm (wide). The weight will be approximately 1 ton.