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Sprinkler roll out programme and other fire safety measures

Facts about Sprinklers

Installing sprinklers adds to the robust fire safety measures already in place in Birmingham City Council high rise buildings.

This is a typical example of an installed sprinkler:

Pipework

Typical example all pipework is boxed in leaving only the sprinkler head visible. As soon as the sprinkler head reaches the required temperature it activates and water is released.

Sprinkler head or cover plate

Typical example all pipework is boxed in leaving only the sprinkler head visible. As soon as the sprinkler head reaches the required temperature it activates and water is released.

 Sprinkler head or cover plate

Typical example the sprinkler head is set into the wall. As soon as the sprinkler head reaches the required temperature it activates and water is released.

Wall mounted

Important information

  • You must keep all sprinkler heads/cover plates free from obstruction. Ensure each sprinkler head/cover plate isn’t covered by pictures, stacked boxes or furniture. If the sprinkler head/cover plate is covered it is unlikely to effectively put out a fire
  • Do not attempt to hang anything from any part of the sprinkler system
  • Do not attempt to hang, drill or screw anything to the trunking or sprinkler installation
  • Do not tamper or remove the sprinkler head, cover plate or trunking
  • Do not paint or decorate the sprinkler head, cover plate or trunking, including using filler, caulk products around the cover plate
  • Do not obstruct the sprinkler heads, to work effectively they must be visible from all parts of the room and not obstructed by any furniture or other items
  • Do not use steam wallpaper strippers, blow torches or other equipment that produces a lot of heat in rooms that have sprinklers installed
  • If there is any damage to the sprinkler head or cover plate, or any are missing, please log a repair with the Contact Centre immediately on 0121 216 3330
  • If there is a fire in your flat and the sprinkler has been activated follow your fire procedure and leave the premises.

For further information on the Sprinklers programme please see the dedicated webpage.

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