Fire Extinguishers

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th July 2021.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Labour, Leeds Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merit of installing sprinklers in buildings with (a) cladding and (b) other fire safety problems, including whether this would enable the removal of waking watches.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

A detailed building specific assessment of the level of risk is required to ascertain the most appropriate mitigation measures. The installation of a sprinkler system may be a proportionate fire safety measure in some circumstances. The Government supports the proportionate assessment of the level of risk in buildings.

We have been clear that it is the responsibility of buildings owners to ensure that they have a fire risk assessment in place and adopt proportionate mitigation measures where necessary.

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