BS 9251: Sprinkler Installation

iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom


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Target audience

Plumbing professionals, sprinkler engineers and installers, professionals responsible for inspecting and testing sprinkler systems.


To enable delegates to install, commission and maintain residential and domestic sprinkler systems.

Core topic areas

  • Legislation, codes of practice and guidance documents
  • Identifying occupancy category and requirements
  • Principles of sprinkler system designs
  • Requirements of installing systems:
    • Water supplies; towns mains, tanks and pumps
    • Sprinkler head types, suitability and positioning
    • Pipework and valve configuration
    • Frost protection options
    • Alarm and warning requirements and configuration
  • System commissioning and maintenance requirements
  • Certification and documentation

Sprinkler installer skills card

Completing Xact's installation course enables individuals, working in the sprinkler installation sector, to obtain an industry-recognised skills card. Contact JIB (Joint Industry Board) to apply.

JIB Sprinkler installers skills card


This course is part of the programme to achieve qualification:

Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation

For more information see qualifications



Delegates will be assessed on their ability to install, commission and maintain residential and domestic sprinkler systems.

Cost includes

  • CPVC sprinkler pipe practical & skills card assessment*
  • Course manual and exercises
  • Meals and refreshments
  • 21 hours Continual Professional Development

Delegates will be issued with a copy of British Standard 9251 to use during the course.

*Please note that this is not available when attending courses via Interactive Virtual Classroom

British Standard

As part of the course package delegates are provided with a copy of BS 9251 during the course.

Dates and Prices

Duration 3 Days
Dates Currently undergoing review
Delegate Cost Please Enquire for Cost
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
Not applicable
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Third party accreditation schemes

This course is designed to assist delegates in applying to be registered for following third party accreditation schemes:

Prior Learning

Delegates should have:

  • Understanding of building construction
  • Understanding of water regulations
  • Skills in installing valve and pipework
  • Experience in health and safety on construction sites

Pre-Course Modules



Sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint presentations, whiteboard explanation, group discussion, individual tuition, practical and plan based exercises.

Post Course

Delegates complete workbooks during the course.

CPD Certificates

Delegates receive Continual Professional Development (CPD) certificates on course completion. Courses are designed and assessed to approved centre standards which are, in turn, regulated by national awarding bodies and OFQUAL.