A sprinkler system works by discharging a spray of water when it detects fire or high temperatures, therefore extinguishing any flames at source and deliver benefits that far exceed the cost of installation and maintenance.

If businesses in Cheshire fitted sprinklers in their premises it would help prevent damage from needless fires.

It is estimated that commercial fires cost more than £2bn to the UK's economy every year and the Department for Communities and Local Government estimates the cost of a fire fatality at £1.65m.

In light of this Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service wants business owners, builders, developers, managers and planners to consider installing sprinklers, especially where there is a risk-based case for doing so.

Last updated: Thursday 01 April 2021

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