Fire Safety Sprinklers

Course overview and learning outcomes

The course will provide delegates with an understanding of sprinkler fire protection systems, the appropriate design criteria to satisfy the legislation/codes of practice and enable them to give advice upon request.

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the guides and codes of practice which can give advice on the design and suitability of fire sprinkler systems.
  • Determine the hazard classification of a building
  • Evaluate the suitability and likely effectiveness of an installed fire sprinkler system in a building
  • Provide suitable advice on fire sprinklers in commercial buildings

Who should attend and key benefits

Fire safety advisers, managers and engineering students who could:

  • Have responsibility for advising on methods for achieving fire protection appropriate to the assessed fire risk within existing, proposed or altered premises
  • Have responsibility for advising fire safety design submissions
  • Be involved in auditing and advising on fire risk assessment in complex buildings

Delegates should ideally be engaged in a fire safety role, e.g. in commerce, industry or in local authority Fire & Rescue Services. It is suitable for persons engaged in the design, installation, maintenance, testing & approval of sprinkler systems.

The (Commercial) Sprinkler course is built around BS EN 12845 which covers the fire sprinkler design and installation details for commercial buildings. Integral to the course is a detailed examination of the associated Loss Prevention Council Rules (LPC Rules) which modifies the Euro Norm standard for UK applications. Attendance will ensure delegates are current with both the legislation and best practice.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

This course is assessed against the learning outcomes using a written test. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Attendance on this programme will assist with demonstration of knowledge and understanding required by elements of the National Occupational Standards for Fire Safety Adviser. Relevant elements are: FSA1.1, FSA1.2, FSB3.1, FSB3.2, FSB3.3, FSB4.1, FSB4.2, FSB5.1, FSB5.3, FSB7.1, FSB7.2, FSC1.1, FSC1.2, FSC1.3, FSC2.1, FSC2.2, FSC2.3, FSC3.1, FSC3.2, FSC4.2, FSC5.1

Successful completion of this course will also result in the learners receiving 31 Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Continual Professional Development (CPD) hours.


Looking to train a group of employees? We are able to run this course at a location of your choice such as your premises or a local venue. To find out more, contact the business development team using our enquiry form.

Dates and prices

For further information or to make a booking on this course please contact the Business Development Team on 01608 812984 or email

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