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Fire Sprinkler Systems to BS EN 12845

Key Areas 
Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend
Course Timings
Course Fees
Upcoming Courses

Key Areas 

  • How a sprinkler system works
  • Hazard classification and areas of protection
  • Water supplies
  • Installation types
  • Sprinkler spacing and components
  • Pipe-sizing by tables and simple hydraulic calculations

Course Content

This course covers sprinkler system components; hazard classification; design requirements; water supplies; types of sprinkler; spacing & location of sprinkler heads; piping layout & sizing.

Introduction to BS EN 12845

Session 1
  • The sprinkler head - developments
  • Types of sprinkler; wet dry and alternate valves
  • Pipes and supports
  • Alarms, insurance involvement
Session 2
  • BS EN 12845
  • Hazard class identification
  • Life support
  • Basic design criteria for Light
  • Ordinary and High Hazard
  • Sprinkler spacing
Session 3  
  • Spacing of sprinklers in relation to boundaries, roofs, ceilings, beams, columns and other services
Session 4
  • Piping layouts for Ordinary Hazard; design 'points'; pipe sizing; hydraulic calculation
  • Water supplies

Learning Outcomes 

Delegates will gain a better understanding on fire sprinkler systems.

Who Should Attend  

Aimed at people who wish to learn about the basis of fire sprinkler protection, particularly in commercial and industrial buildings. Suitable for architects, building control officers, fire bridage personnel, insurance surveyors, building services consulttants, building managment engineers and anyone who may need to specify, or is responsible for the maintenance of a sprinkler system.

Course Timings  

Registration will be at 09.30
Course will start at 10.00 and finish at 17.00

Course Fees 

Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)

Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

Upcoming Courses

16th May 2018 | London - Fire Sprinkler Systems: Design - A1607

6th December 2018 | London - Fire Sprinkler Systems: Design - A1675

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the UK and Europe. For an In-house quote please email; 
Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address 

To contact the CIBSE Training Team with a query please

Email: or call: +44 (0)20 8772 3637