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Hospitals: Fire Extinguishers

Question for Department of Health

UIN 9666, tabled on 8 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of regulations on sprinklers in hospitals.

Answered on

13 September 2017

Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 05-02: Firecode Guidance in support of functional provisions (fire safety in the design of healthcare premises) provides guidance on the minimum standards of fire safety expected in healthcare premises to comply with Part B of Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations 2010, including the use of automatic fire suppression where necessary.

The guidance will be reviewed following the publication of the results of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which is being led by Dame Judith Hackitt in response to the Grenfell Tower incident.

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