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Fire sprinklers in care homes

Why Install Residential Fire Sprinklers in Care Homes?

A residential home environment presents unique challenges and the consequences of getting fire safety wrong can be tragic. Fire sprinklers in care homes are a great way to reduce the risk of fatality and property damage.


So how can you ensure that you are doing all you can to keep your residents safe, whilst still allowing them to enjoy their lives and the environment they live in? In this article discuss the fire and safety regulations targeted specifically at residential and care homes, and why it is important to have automatic fire sprinkler systems installed in care homes.


Residential Fire Sprinklers in Care Homes


Automatic fire sprinklers are recognised as effective methods in reducing the risk of a fire and containing a fire within an indoor setting. 


Sprinklers can provide an enhanced protection from fire, and give those caring for people with mobility difficulties a chance to evacuate a building in the case of a fire. They can also limit the damage that a fire can inflict on a property through their ability to neutralise flames and stop a fire from spreading.


After all, is it unreasonable to ask for a person in the latter years of their life to be given the care and protection they need?


Why Fit Fire Sprinklers in Care Homes?


Care homes offer a unique set of challenges in regard to fire prevention and fire safety. The needs of the staff and residents, and the resources required to carry out evacuations demand careful consideration both in the design and operation of care facilities.


In the later stages of life, it is fair to say that our senses diminish and our ability to get around is sparse in comparison to our younger counterparts. With this being said, it is no surprise that the risk of fatality during a fire in a care home is much higher than in most residential facilities. This is why we must install fire sprinklers in care homes.


Occupants of a care home may have a slower reaction time to raise the alarm should they discover a fire, which can ultimately lead to a longer evacuation time. During a fire, every second is crucial. This is why the installation of automatic fire sprinklers is so vital in care facilities.


Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety)


Fire safety is regulated by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Order places responsibilities on anyone with an involvement in fire safety in care homes such as registered managers, risk assessors and fire alarm technicians. However, the primary duties lie with the care provider as the employer and therefore “Responsible Person.” Local Fire Services enforce the Order, carrying out inspections either after a fire or as part of routine checks.


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We have years of experience carrying out residential fire sprinkler installations and have all the skills and expertise that are required to ensure that professional designs and installations are provided.


If you require any further information on domestic fire sprinkler systems please get in touch with us via phone 01892 680 090 or via email: info@radfiresprinklers.com. Alternatively, you can fill out one of our contact forms here.

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16:16 12 May 22
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