Building standards - Standard 2.15 Automatic Fire Suppression Systems: cost benefit analysis

We commissioned this cost benefit analysis research to inform the decision making process for Limitations to Standard 2.15 Automatic Fire Suppression Systems – Alterations, Extensions and Conversions , to consider the circumstances which would support the relaxation of the Standard to assist in the proposal to amend the limitations of Standard 2.15.

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1. Scottish Fire and Rescue Incident Dataset 2021/22

2. "Fire and Rescue Incident Statistics (Scotland), 2021-22" Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (October 2022)

3. As at 20th February 2023

4. BRE "The Effectiveness of Sprinklers in Residential Properties" 2004 for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).

5. Fire Sprinklers Association "An Appraisal of the ODPM BRE Report 'The Effectiveness of Sprinklers in Residential Properties'"

6. BRE "Cost Benefit Analysis for Residential Sprinklers in Scotland" 2009

7. BRE "Cost Benefit Analysis of Residential Sprinklers" for the Chief Fire Officers Association, 2012

8. BRE "Report of Cost Benefit Analysis of Residential Sprinklers for Wales" 2012

9. Optimal Economics "Cost Effectiveness of Sprinklers in Residential Properties" 2015

10. Department for Communities and Local Government (2011) "The Economic Cost of Fire: 2008"

11. BRE "Welsh Government Sprinkler Pilot Study" 2016

12. All costs in 2021 prices

13. Excluding some avoidable costs related to scheduling and communications issues.

14. Optimal Economics "Efficiency and Effectiveness of Sprinkler Systems in the UK: An Analysis from Fire Service Data", 2017

15. National Fire Chiefs Council and National Fire Sprinkler Network "Incidence of Deaths and Injuries in Sprinklered Buildings: A Supplementary Report", 2019

16. Data for 2013/14 to 2017/8

17. Advised by Scottish Water.

18. Advised by system supplier.

19. A discount rate of 3.5% has been used for Years 1-30 and 3% for Years 31-60.



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