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UL Solutions Debuts Guide to Help Advance Fire Suppression in High-Rise Buildings

The guide provides insight into the potential uses of water-based fire suppression systems in high-rise residential buildings

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June 11, 2024

WARRINGTON, ENGLAND — June 11, 2024 — A new guide is now available to help social landlords in the United Kingdom (U.K.) understand the regulatory context, importance and use of water-based fire suppression systems in high-rise residential buildings.

UL Solutions (NYSE: ULS), a global leader in applied safety science, wrote The Essential Guide to Fire Suppression in High-Rise Residential Buildings. The guide, available as a downloadable e-book, covers the regulations and technical standards in England in particular. However, parts of the new fire safety regime also apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The guide summarizes fire suppression and focuses on the two main fire suppression methods: fire sprinklers and water mist systems. It outlines the key regulations, standards and guidelines that must be considered when specifying and installing these systems. The guide gives an overview of the differences between building regulations in England, Wales and Scotland and the types of product testing and third-party certification required to prove compliance.

The guide also showcases examples of registered housing providers, housing associations and local councils taking relevant and practical steps to protect residents. It provides examples of why some residents are hesitant to have fire suppression systems installed in their homes, lists some of the main reasons why fire suppression systems are needed and discusses the importance of proactively maintaining the systems, including guidance about annual inspections and how registered housing providers can use the results to make better-informed decisions.  

Read The Essential Guide to Fire Suppression in High-Rise Residential Buildings from UL Solutions.

About UL Solutions

A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions (NYSE: ULS) transforms safety, security and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 1i0 countries. UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support our customers’ product innovation and business growth. The UL Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers’ products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission. We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains, and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future. Our science is your advantage.

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