Sprinkler Services

Sprinkler Head Testing

Market leading sprinkler head testing

When it comes to fire control, commercial sprinkler systems are a very effective solution and form part of many buildings’ fire safety strategy. These sprinkler systems have a long lifespan, and so need to be maintained and tested in accordance with the LPC Rules for Automatic Sprinklers 2015 incorporating BS EN 12845 Annex K.

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) is the market leader for sprinkler head testing and has conducted thousands of tests in our purpose-built sprinkler head laboratory. We also provide an inspection service for sprinkler pipework.

Why do sprinkler heads need to be tested?

  • Over time sprinkler heads can develop defects such as damaged parts, build-up or corrosion which can impact the effectiveness of the system in the event of a fire
  • Getting your sprinkler heads tested is recommended as best practice in the LPC Rules for Automatic Sprinklers
  • Improves the upkeep of systems
  • May help to reduce insurance premiums or cover (depending on the insurer), if cared for in accordance with TB203 

Benefits of using the Fire Protection Association: 

Detailed reports and excellent turnaround times

Our in-depth reports provide customers with all the necessary information to share with clients including sprinkler system test data and critical photographs. This is especially beneficial if further funding is required to replace sprinkler systems. Our standard service is a four-week turnaround, but a rapid three-day service is also available at extra cost.

Competitive prices

As the FPA is a not-for-profit business, we can price our service very competitively. We believe all commercial buildings should be fitted with fire sprinkler systems and that’s why we make it affordable to test that your sprinkler heads are working as they should.  We even provide prepaid boxes for customers to send the sprinkler heads to us. Simply fill out this form to get your box. 

Customer Quote

“We regularly use the Fire Protection Association to evaluate the condition and operational performance of sprinkler heads, their service is both efficient and cost-effective. The knowledge and experience of their technicians shows in the detailed report which receives great feedback from both our engineers and our clients” Paul Berry, Sales Director, Johnson Controls, Fire Suppression UK & Ireland

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Using one of our designated sprinkler head test rigs, the FPA test laboratory will evaluate...

Using one of our designated sprinkler head test rigs, the FPA test laboratory will evaluate...

The minimum number of sprinkler heads that need to be tested will depend on the size of the...

The minimum number of sprinkler heads that need to be tested will depend on the size of the...

Sprinkler heads can be damaged and distorted; this will affect the heads' ability to...

Sprinkler heads can be damaged and distorted; this will affect the heads' ability to...

Enquiry Form

If you feel your company can benefit from our customised training solutions, please fill in the following form, or email sprinklers@thefpa.co.uk with your enquiry.

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