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Residential Fire Sprinkler Design BS9251:2021

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£355.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£284.00  +VAT
  • Fire Safety

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Residential fire sprinklers are becoming much more common in recent years particularly after the Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017 which killed 72 people and has led to wide ranging changes to Building Control requirements.  All buildings over 30m high and all blocks of flats over 11m high now have to be protected by a sprinkler system.

The standard for Residential fire sprinklers has just been completely revised and is known as BS9251:2021. The CIBSE course covers the entire standard and aims to provide an understanding of the design of these systems. It is suitable for consulting engineers, architects, building control officers, insurers, fire prevention officers, building and facilities management teams, and specifiers of fire protection systems. Legislation in the different parts of the UK relating to the need to install fire sprinklers, and their possible trade offs with other Building Control requirements, are also discussed.

Agenda for event
Time Description
10:00 Session 1 | Introduction to BS9251:2021:

Current legislation, Building Regulations and relaxations or ‘trade offs’ when sprinklers are installed. Principles of Protection: how sprinkler systems work.

11:15 Coffee / comfort break (15 mins)

11:30 Session 2 | System Design Criteria:

Categories of systems, extent of sprinkler protection, and areas where sprinklers can be omitted. System enhancements: what are they and when are they required. Required design densities, and number of sprinklers operating. Sprinkler head spacing: area covered, distances from walls and alcoves. 

13:00 Lunch (30 mins)

13:30 Session 3 |  Installation Piping Arrangements

Pipe supports, pipework sizing. Water Supply Design: town’s main supplies and pumps.

14:30 Coffee / comfort break (15 mins)

14:45 Session 4 | Water Supply Design (continued):

Storage tank sizing. Enhanced water supplies, and where they may be required. Testing, Commissioning, Documentation, and Maintenance. Third Party Approval Schemes.

16.00 - 16.30 Q&A

Live Online - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams.

A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join. 

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed through a secure link.

What is included?

-Full days training with an industry expert trainer 

- PDF course materials

-CPD Certificate 


Two simple ways to book:

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* If you are having any difficulties please either email us at [email protected] or call, +44 (0)20 8772 3660.


Tony Marlow

Tony has been involved in the fire sprinkler industry for decades working as a designer, engineering manager, contracts manager, supervision engineer for the LPCB in their sprinkler installer approval scheme and, for the last 17 years, training sprinkler designers. he is a specialist surveyor in the fire insurance industry and a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers.

CIBSE Training reserve the right to make changes to the speakers or programme. The right is also reserved in absolute discretion and without further liability to cancel any seminar when fees paid will be refunded. Acknowledged bookings are firm. Cancellation up to 4 weeks before the course is subject to a charge of 25% of fees due, later cancellation is not accepted but delegate substitution is allowed at any time. We reserve the right to request payment in advance for companies that have not had previous financial transactions with CIBSE Services Ltd. 

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Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred. 

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