In early September, MHCLG announced a new consultation on options to reduce the trigger height for sprinkler provision in new high-rise blocks of flats in England.
This consultation outlines the government’s intention to amend Approved Document B to reduce the trigger height at which sprinkler systems would be required in new high-rise blocks of flats and asks for views on the trigger height options. The consultation proposes that sprinklers should be standard on a wider range of buildings than at present.
At the same time, MHCLG is seeking views on better signs and evacuation alert systems in order to support the fire service.
The consultation is open until 28 November 2019 - read more here.