The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) approved a sprinkler position statement on 27 October 2010. This reaffirmed the Brigade’s commitment to the need for sprinklers in buildings where there is a risk based case for doing so.
While sprinklers play a positive role in reducing the human impact and economic and environmental cost of fire in any building they are installed in, we believe that our focus should be directed to those properties where the most significant impact can be achieved:
- Residential care homes
- Domestic premises housing the most vulnerable
- Commercial premises that present a significant risk due to their size, construction or use
We are working to contact the owners and operators of these types of buildings in London and have developed a “think sprinkler” leaflet that outlines some of the key benefits of installing sprinklers to help with this.