Insurance Age

Risk perspectives - Let's switch on to sprinklers

Ted Kenrick, technical and risk solutions manager, Norwich Union Risk Services

Automatic sprinkler systems have been around now for well over 100 years and, in that time, have prevented major losses and saved many lives. So why are they still on the margins of fire safety and used primarily in high-risk environments? Other countries, notably the United States, have a more committed attitude to them and we need to start thinking about our approach in the UK. It is particularly important when you c