Fire Sprinkler Installation Engineers (UK Wide)

Fire Sprinkler Installation Engineers (UK Wide)

Fire Defence Servicing Ltd (FDS) is a leading designer/installer of Sprinkler Systems to a wide range of businesses throughout the UK and occasionally abroad.

Due to expansion and internal development FDS are currently looking for additional Fire Sprinkler Installation engineers Throughout the UK (Bristol, Exeter, Gloucester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Reading etc)

The role is to carry out new installation, extensions and remedial works on all types of sprinkler systems to include Wet/Alternate/Dry and Preaction. Ideally you ...

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History of the Fire Sprinkler Accreditation Schemes

1888 – Fire Office Committee of insurers (FOC)Calender Page 1888

The Fire Office Committee of insurers (FOC) first published the first British Standard for the design and installation of automatic sprinkler systems in September 1888. This standard pre-dominantly covered the design and installation of sprinklers for property protection.


1935 – Fire Research Station (FRS) & Joint Fire Research Organisation (JFRO)Calender Page 1935

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Fire Defence Sponsor Exeter Chiefs Geoff Parling

FDS are pleased to announce that for the 2015-2016 season they have sponsored Exeter Chiefs England and British & Irish lion Geoff Parling.Geoff Parling

Geoff is currently with the England Squad at the Penhall training camp alongside his fellow Chiefs Team Mates Jack Nowel, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan Dickie. We wish them all the best and are looking forward to having a beer or two with Geoff when the premiership season ...

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Rapid Response

Fire Defence Servicing Ltd were instructed by a major UK sprinkler contractor to provide commissioningFdscol jpeg for a shop unit in St Austell

The call came in at 1500 hours on a Monday and FDS Ltd were on site by 0800 on the Tuesday to carry out the pressure testing of the system and opening of the valve to allow the unit ...

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The Shard is evacuated after fire breaks out in restaurant on 33rd floor

The Shard, London 4th July 2015

  • An oven fire broke out on the 33rd floor of The Shard this morning
  • Around 100 customers were evacuated from restaurants in landmark
  • Seven fire engines and 35 fire officers attended the scene in Southwark
  • Fire was put out by restaurant’s sprinkler system and there were no injuries

Fire-fighters from LFB were called at 11:12 on Tuesday 4th August to a small oven fire in a restaurant at the Shard on St Thomas Street in Southwark this morning.

The oven ...

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Sprinkler save at Glasgow Shopping Centre 24th July 2015

Scottish F&RS reports that at 04:55 hours on Friday 24th July, they received a call to a report of fire on the first floor at a 20m x15m mobile phone retail outlet in the Forge Shopping Centre, Gallowgate, Glasgow.

Initial investigations appear to point to the seat of the fire being a lap top computer which had been leftfire-sprinkler on. An attendance of 3 pumping appliances was despatched and 4 ...

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Training & Qualifications

BAFSA Achieves a First….

The qualification content, funded and developed by BAFSA and its members, covers health & safety, knowledge of the fire sprinkler industry, relationship building and communication, understanding how to manage own resources, maintaining compliance and dealing with non-compliance, installation and final handover procedures.

Mike Green, Vice Chair of BAFSA, and Chair of the Skills & Development Committee which oversaw the development of this first qualification comments: ‘The dedication and hard work of the team who have developed ...

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Fire Sprinkler Service Engineers Southwest Region

Fire Sprinkler Service Engineers Southwest Region

Fire Defence Servicing Ltd is looking for a new Fire Sprinkler Service Engineer to cover the South West region.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will be motivated, switched on, with a positive “can do” approach.

The Role: Service Engineer

  • Carry out engineering/maintenance tasks as allocated by supervisors on all makes of fire sprinkler systems.  Training will be provided for correct person.
  • Extensive travelling between sites/overnight stays may be required (company van provided).
  • Understand fire panels and ...
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Grenfell contractor: Sprinklers would have saved tower

By Ed Davey BBC News, London – 27 September 2017

A fire safety expert previously contracted to work on Grenfell Tower has said sprinklers would have stopped the fatal fire from spreading.

Paul Atkins said sprinklers give people a “99% chance of survival” and would have stopped flames taking hold.

It comes as a BBC London survey reveals a nationwide rush to retrofit systems has led to demand outstripping supply.

Kensington ...

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Apprentice Design / Contract Engineer

Apprentice Design / Contract Engineer

Fire Defence Servicing is a leading designer/installer of Sprinkler Systems to a wide range of businesses throughout the UK.

Based in South Molton the successful candidate will need:

You will undertake an internal in-house training programme over a 6 – 12 month period and the main elements of the training will include areas such as: –

  • Introduction to sprinklers
  • Site visit to see a complete system
  • Site visit to see a system being installed
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Building construction terminology
  • Introduction ...
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Trainee Sprinkler Fitter

Job Purpose

  • To become over time a fully qualified Sprinkler Fitter

To support the Engineers in delivering quality workmanship on site at various locations throughout the UK. During this period you will be trained in all aspects of the role and will be expected to travel to various sites within the UK as directed from the Head Office in South Molton.


  • Be able to follow written and practical instructions
  • Have good mechanical skills and a practical aptitude
  • Be able to read and interpret drawings
  • Have good ...
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Queens Street Student Accommodation

A new build development of 132 student accommodation rooms over 8 floors.

Fully designed and installed residential sprinkler system to BS 9251 using CPVC pipe with concealed heads to plasterboard ceilings.

To feed the sprinkler system, a residential riser was installed to the domestic cold water supplies and commissioned.

A dry riser was also designed and installed to BS 9990 by FDS .

Although the project was challenging FDS completed the installation ahead of time.

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Residential landlords still haven’t learned Grenfell lessons – especially in social housing, survey reveals


Fewer than one in four (23%) private landlords have been in touch with tenants to discuss fire safety measures since the Grenfell Tower fire – and even fewer social landlords have done likewise.

Three months on from the fire, which killed at least 80 people, only 10% of tenants in social housing say they have been contacted by ...

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Sprinkler Designer/Contract Engineer

We are recruiting a Sprinkler Designer/Contract Engineer to join our team in the new Southampton Regional office.

The candidate should be fully conversant with the following current standards,:

  • BSEN12845,
  • NFPA,
  • FM

You must be able to design in 2D using AutoCAD or 3D.

Ideally you should have LPCB Basic, Intermediate and FHC qualifications.


  • To produce detailed plans and sections of sprinkler systems.
  • To carry out site surveys.
  • To attend Design Team meetings to co-ordinate services.
  • To produce hydraulic calculations.
  • To size sprinkler fire pumps and tanks.
  • To request information from internal and ...
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Sprinkler saves in medium and high rise residential buildings

The following is a compendium of known sprinkler saves in medium and high rise residential buildings in the United Kingdom from 2003 to the present day.

Steve Mills


July 2003 : Lanarkshire, Scotland

Residential Flat Kitchen (Chip Pan fire)

11.00pm No injuries and very little damage, 1 head activated


July 2005 : Northampton House, Northampton

12 Storey Apartment Block

Kitchen : A Chip Pan had started ...

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Sprinkler News

Sprinkler retrofit costs brought up to date

In 2012 BAFSA demonstrated that it is cost effective and practical to retrofit automatic fire sprinklers in existing high-rise tower blocks in particular in those constructed between 1950 & 1970.

In a pilot project, which installed automatic fire sprinklers in a 13 storey, 1960s tower block in Sheffield – Callow Mount, BAFSA demonstrated once and for all how significant improvements in life and building ...

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