South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) is backing a national campaign to improve UK legislation surrounding automatic water suppression systems (AWSS).
The National Fire Chiefs Council’s Sprinkler Week, 12th to 16th March, is encouraging building owners and the public to “think sprinkler”; outlining how sprinklers save lives.
The campaign, now it its fifth year, aims to tackle and dispel common myths surrounding sprinklers; whilst educating businesses about the benefits of installation and reducing the impact of fire.
Group Manager Simon Roome, Business Fire Safety at South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: ““There is clear evidence that sprinklers can be effective in extinguishing fire and stopping fire spread.
“In 2011, Wales became the first country in the world to pass legislation making it compulsory for sprinkler systems to be installed in all new homes.
“The law, one of the most significant examples of change to the fire safety regulatory system, came into force in January 2016 and we want more businesses to take steps to install.”
For more information, advice and guidance on sprinkler systems call the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Business Fire Safety Department on 01443 232716.
Tel: 01443 232000 Fax: 01443 232165
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