Sprinkler Systems - Third Party Inspection Service

Yearly inspection by a third party

The latest and current editions of BS EN 12845 and the “LPC Rules for Automatic Sprinkler Installations 2015 incorporating BS EN 12845” state within that “The sprinkler system shall be periodically inspected at least once a year by a third party.” (BS EN clause 21 and LPC Rules TB203.2.4.1).

FPA’s opinion is that this can be considered a notable change to UK custom and practice by in effect requiring a further through-life inspection regime to be applied to sprinkler systems. We interpret this as meaning that the inspection cannot be carried out by the system owner, building occupier, system installer, service and maintenance provider or those with competing interests in this regard.

The FPA is ideally placed to provide this service. Call 01608 812500 or email technical@thefpa.co.uk to find out more

Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems

Automatic fire sprinkler systems have a proven record in protecting lives and property but any alteration, such as changes to the storage arrangements, building layout, packaging or processes can have a major impact on the systems performance.  It is the responsibility of the owner and/or the occupants under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure all sprinkler systems can control the identified hazards.   It can be anticipated that the inclusion of BS EN clause 21 will have a positive impact upon system performance, taking system reliability and efficacy to even higher levels. 

The FPA offers an independent, third party, high quality technical service including:

  • Sprinkler System Audit to complete a full sprinkler system evaluation, including witnessing of water supply tests.
  • Review of hazards including inspection of all processes and storage arrangements.
  • Design checking service to review and provide commentary of design drawings prior to installation of sprinkler systems.

These services are aimed at the provision of technical reports and risk improvement programmes to ensure you can meet with the legislative requirements.  All sprinkler inspection services are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the FPA quality management system that has been approved by LRQA.

Call 01608 812500 or email technical@thefpa.co.uk to book your inspection now

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