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What You Need to Know About Commercial Fire Sprinklers

commercial fire sprinklers

At RAD, our team understand the benefits of installing fire sprinklers throughout every building, including residential and commercial properties. Not only can these save lives, but also save property damage and benefit the environment. But, what should businesses know about commercial fire sprinklers?

What is the Law?

There are no legal requirements that businesses have to have commercial fire sprinklers installed. However, there are certain building regulations for residential buildings, that if the business meets, will then have to have sprinkler systems in place.


For example, for businesses that are over 20,000 square metres, commercial fire sprinklers are required. Also, due to the Fire Safety Act, a business is legally obligated to conduct regular fire risk assessments if they open to the public or has more than 5 employees. Through this procedure, the responsible person may determine that fire sprinklers should be installed within the premises, especially in busy companies or rooms that have flammable materials.


This is also true for businesses that are located in high-rise buildings over 30m, in accordance with fire sprinkler requirements. 

Fires Disrupt Productivity

Much like other industries, such as education, fires can also disrupt work productivity and the lives of their employees. 


In Nottinghamshire, a fire started in the County Council’s headquarters at County Hall, across four floors. On July the 28th, 12 pumps were sent by Nottingham Fire and Rescue Services to deal with the flames. Although the flames were put out, staff were evacuated during the working day and are unable to return to the office for the time being. There was also a loss of services such as Capita One and Skype which improves efficiency through the office.


Instead, if commercial fire sprinklers were implemented, the flames would not have spread as quickly through the old structure and employees may have been able to return to work afterwards. 

Fire is More Damaging Than Water

Occasionally, business owners believe fire damage outweighs the after-effects of commercial fire sprinklers. However, this is incorrect.


A firefighter may dispense up to 150 gallons of water per minute to deal with flames that have spread. Yet, a sprinkler head, has a reduced amount of up to 24 gallons, depending on how severe the situation is. Compared to a commercial sprinkler system, firefighters spray flames with eight times as much water. 


Instead, by using fire sprinklers, your business is implementing the first stage of fire suppression and is limiting the flames for when the emergency services arrive. This will also save the amount of water that the firefighters will use and the amount of water damage to the property.


Does My Business Need Commercial Fire Sprinklers?

The Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service have stated that around 85% of small and medium businesses that suffer from severe fires either never recover or cease trading within 18 months. So, why take the risk?


Commercial fire sprinklers are a cost-effective system that helps protect both property damage and the lives of occupants inside. Though it is not a legal requirement, these sprinkler systems are an efficient solution to protecting a business and its productivity. 

RAD Fire Sprinklers

Here at RAD, we design and install fire sprinklers throughout residential and commercial buildings, including hospitals, warehouses and schools. Based in London and the South East area, we are not just limited to the capital. Our commercial fire sprinklers are ideal to meet building regulations. And improve workplace safety for you, your employees and your customers.


For more information, or to receive a quote, fill in our online form here. Or, give us a call on 01892 680 090.

Mist system was a great solution for our renovation needs and them team at RAD have been great. Always communicated clearly and been on hand to discuss over the phone as needed. Would highly recommend!
09:32 17 Jul 22
I have used RAD for a couple of projects and found them to be good to deal with. They did a pair of 3 storey open plan houses and seven three and four story town houses. The sprinklers were to improve fire safety, allow more flexible space and comply with building regulations. The sprinklers were far more cost effective than the mist type systems and look very discrete when installed.
Paul Jeary
15:50 11 Jul 22
It has been a pleasure to deal with RAD for installation of fire sprinklers at our site is Sevenoaks. They were fast, professional, working to time and quote, which made it easy to work with them.
Katrina Horobin
12:03 29 Jun 22
My requirement was a bit unusual for RAD in that I wanted a mist system in one room of a rented house. I had no drawings or technical back up. RAD were very helpful and repositioned the unit after the initial installation. Luckily with the help of Sonny, the engineer it all worked out very well.
Simon Gurney
16:16 12 May 22
I have used RAD for the last 10 years for all of my housing developments in need of a sprinkler system. Easy process from start to finish and no issues or problems throughout. Always someone at hand to answer a querie and we have a great working relationship with the team at RAD. Would highly recommend.
15:33 12 May 22
Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
Jason Tema
22:17 08 Jul 19
Great team, fitting sprinklers, saving lives & property... What more could you wish for!!!
Colin P
17:53 01 Jul 17
Excellent company & great service... This company rocks! They sprinkle fires & save lives!!!
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07:15 16 Dec 16
As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
Kate Fraser
09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
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16:45 15 Nov 13

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