FIRAS scheme for Residential Sprinkler Systems
Residential and domestic sprinklers are increasingly being used to satisfy the building regulation requirements for fire safety in buildings particularly in multiple occupancy and prestige developments.
The FIRAS scheme for installers of residential sprinkler systems covers design, installation and maintenance.
Using a FIRAS certificated company ensures that systems will be properly designed and that installers, assessed by FIRAS for their competence, will be adequately supervised and will only use the correct products and systems within their tested and approved scope.
FIRAS installers are required to maintain records of every contract undertaken and to inform FIRAS of all contracts so that random inspections of the installation work can be undertaken.
On completion the installing company will issue a certificate of compliance and label their work.
The FIRAS scheme for residential and domestic sprinklers was developed in conjunction with the Fire Sprinkler Association, and is now supported by BAFSA (British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association
Details of companies certificated under the scheme can be found in the Register.