BS 9251: Assess Sprinkler Systems

Target audience

Building control officers, approved inspectors, Fire Service, fire risk assessors and fire safety professionals.


To enable delegates to assess whether a residential system complies with the requirements of BS 9251.

Core topic areas

On completion, delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Legislation and codes of practice
  • Category of system
  • Discharge densities, number of design heads and supply duration
  • Sprinkler head requirements
  • Head coverage and positioning
  • Pipework and valve arrangements
  • Water supply options and requirements
  • System design requirements

Delegates will also learn to assess suitability of:

  • Compensatory features
  • Special circumstances
  • Vulnerable persons.

Continual Professional Development

All delegates receive CPD certificates on course completion. All courses are designed and assessed to approved centre standards which are, in turn, regulated by national awarding bodies and OFQUAL.

Dates and Prices

Duration 2 Days
Dates Thu 7 - Fri 8 Feb 2019
Thu 17 - Fri 18 Oct 2019
Thu 6 - Fri 7 Feb 2020
Thu 15 - Fri 16 Oct 2020
Delegate Cost £300.00 + VAT
Location Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire
Accommodation Costs and details

Prior Learning

Experience in assessing fire safety, an understanding of the advantages of sprinkler systems and their operation is required.

Pre-Course Modules



The sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint presentations, flipchart explanation, group discussion, individual tuition, practical and plan based exercises to reinforce outcomes.

Post Course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.