BS 9251: Sprinkler System Design

Target audience

Sprinkler installers, designers, plumbing professionals and engineers.


To enable delegates to design residential and domestic sprinkler systems.


On completion, delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Legislation, codes of practice and guidance documents
  • Identifying occupancy category and requirements
  • Vulnerable persons and compensatory features
  • Special circumstances and fire strategies
  • Sprinkler head suitability, positioning and design densities
  • Water supplies, towns mains, tanks and pumps
  • Pipework and valve configuration
  • Designing sprinkler systems:
    • Loss calculations; K factor, Hazen Williams
    • Calculating most hydraulically unfavourable area
    • Selecting water supply
    • Calculating most hydraulically favourable area
    • Pump curves and tank calculations
  • Frost protection options
  • Alarm requirements and configuration
  • Certification and documentation


Delegates will be assessed on their ability to design a sprinkler system to BS 9251.

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 3 Days
Dates Mon 4 - Wed 6 Feb 2019
Tue 7 - Thur 9 May 2019
Mon 1 - Wed 3 July 2019
Mon 14 - Wed 16 October 2019
Mon 3 - Wed 5 Feb 2020
Mon 11 - Wed 13 May 2020
Mon 29 June- Wed 1 July 2020
Mon 12 - Wed 14 Oct 2020
Delegate Cost £695.00 + VAT
Location Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire
Accommodation Costs and details

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 must have prior to attending this course,:

  • Attended Xact installation course, or
  • Attended an equivalent course, or
  • Previous experience installing sprinkler systems

Pre-Course Modules

Course may include a pre-course distance learning module, dependant on previous experience


Sessions will be delivered using power point, flipchart, interactive group discussion, individual tuition and practical exercises

Post Course

Delegates complete workbooks during the course.