FPA introduces new subscription model for sprinkler installation rules


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The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has introduced a new subscription model for the LPC Rules for Automatic Sprinkler Installations 2015.

This move aims to streamline the distribution of updates and new Technical Bulletins to customers, ensuring they stay informed about the latest changes in fire safety and property protection.

Updated technical bulletins released

As part of this launch, the FPA has also announced the release of several new and updated Technical Bulletins.

These updates, available via the subscription service, reflect the latest research, testing, product innovation, and changes to international standards.

This move by the FPA is set to support customers in staying abreast of the evolving requirements and guidelines in the industry.

Sprinkler installation: subscription details and pricing

To access the latest LPC Sprinkler Rules and related Technical Bulletins, customers will need to pay an initial fee, which includes the first year’s subscription.

The subscription fee will then be due annually, allowing subscribers to receive updates as they are released.

The subscription is available in both print and digital formats, with the digital version accessible through the FPA website and a dedicated app.

James Stone, FPA Digital Marketing Manager, explained the rationale behind this new approach: “We have created the new subscription model to support our customers with accessing all new and revised Technical Bulletins as they are produced, for an annual cost-effective fee, rather than paying for individual batches of updates each time they are required.”

Dale Kinnersley, FPA Principal Consultant and Convenor of the RISCAuthority Sprinkler Rules Working Group, also commented on the significance of these updates: “The new and updated LPC Technical Bulletins have been written by the FPA with input from UK experts, insurer members of RISCAuthority, and other likeminded stakeholders such as the LPCB and BAFSA.

“The latest updates are based on research, testing, product innovation, and changes to recognised international standards that help underpin the requirements from insurers and provide more comprehensive fire protection system options in relation to current UK construction and industry practices.”

IFSJ Comment

The Fire Protection Association’s launch of a subscription model for the LPC Rules for Automatic Sprinkler Installations 2015 represents a significant step in providing up-to-date fire protection information to its customers.

This initiative is particularly relevant in an industry where standards and practices are continually evolving due to advancements in technology, research findings, and changes in regulations.

By offering a subscription model, the FPA ensures that those involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of sprinkler systems have ongoing access to the latest information, which is crucial for effective fire prevention and safety.

This approach also demonstrates the FPA’s commitment to adapting to the needs of its customers, offering them a more flexible and cost-effective way to stay informed.

As the industry moves forward, such initiatives are likely to become more commonplace, reflecting the dynamic nature of fire safety and the necessity for continuous education and adaptation.

Correction: the image on this post has been updated, replacing an image from Fomtec used in error.

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