Sprinkler System Service & Maintenance: Guidance, Records & Checklists

Working with industry experts, the FPA has published a concise guide for sprinkler owners and specialist sprinkler maintenance contractors to inspect, test and maintain sprinkler systems to meet the required standards.

Sprinkler system service and maintenance: guidance, records and checklists is supported and funded by RISCAuthority and is endorsed by the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association.

The guide is freely available to download and contains template forms and checklists, all of which are designed to be copied. 

The service and maintenance routines outlined in this guide are the minimum tasks necessary to comply with the requirements of both EN 12845 and ‘LPC Technical Bulletin TB203 – Care and Maintenance of Automatic Sprinkler Systems’.

Sprinkler systems are considered to provide a high degree of reliability to safeguard both life and property against the effects of a fire, but to ensure this protection is available when needed it is imperative systems are routinely serviced and maintained in accordance with these relevant standards.

The guide includes an explanation of the review of hazards, an important part of the service and maintenance routine for a sprinkler system. It also explains the minimum frequency of the various service routines listed in the standard.

This guidance has been prepared with input from the leading insurers, it is not intended to represent a pan-insurer perspective on minimum service and maintenance requirements for sprinkler systems.

RISCAuthority is an annually funded research scheme supported by a significant group of UK insurers. Its research supports the development and dissemination of best practice with the goal of better protecting properties and businesses.

The FPA offers a wide range of sprinkler services to ensure that sprinkler systems work correctly.

Please be aware that considerable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this article at the time of publication, however any legislative (or other) changes that come into effect after this may render the information out of date until it is reviewed and updated as part of the FPA’s content review cycle.