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.

Course includes

  • Delegate manual
  • Design submission exercise

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

Duration2 days
2018Mon 15th Oct → Tue 16th Oct
2019Thu 7th Feb → Fri 8th Feb
Thu 17th Oct → Fri 18th Oct
Delegate cost£300 + VAT
LocationYarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire

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 module



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

Course assessment

Delegates assess sprinkler system compliance with BS 9251

Post course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.