BS 9251: Sprinkler Installation

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


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

Cost includes

  • British Standard 9251 (worth £216)
  • 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 keep.

British Standard

As part of the course package delegate are provided with a copy of BS 9251 (normal cost £216).

Purchase copies of BS 9251: 2014

BS 9251: Installing sprinkler systems

Dates and prices

Duration3 days
2018Mon 11th Jun → Wed 13th Jun
Mon 17th Sep → Wed 19th Sep
Mon 19th Nov → Wed 21st Nov
2019Mon 28th Jan → Wed 30th Jan
Mon 24th Jun → Wed 26th Jun
Mon 7th Oct → Wed 9th Oct
Delegate cost£695 + VAT
LocationYarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire

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 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 module



Sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint presentations, flipchart 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.