Education in the media: 20 June 2017 | Media Officer

Today’s Education in the Media blog clarifies the use of sprinklers in schools.

Sprinklers in schools

Today, 20 June, there have been reports about the installation of sprinklers in schools relating to guidance set out in 2007.

Last year we consulted on changing the wording of our guidance but this would have no effect on the rules themselves – which clearly set out that if it is deemed necessary by a risk assessment for a school building to have sprinklers then they must be installed. This was the case in 2007 and will remain the case.

Like all public buildings, schools must be built…

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