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Keeping you fire safe

Published: 15/05/2023
Think Sprinkler

Keeping you safe is our number one priority so this week we’re supporting National Sprinkler Week, to highlight the critical role that sprinklers can play as part of a package of fire safety measures.

At Berneslai Homes we’ve a total of 140 flats covered with sprinkler systems within our high rise buildings and a further 7 independent living schemes and communal areas. We’re also currently fitting sprinkler systems to an additional 4 schemes. 

Fire sprinklers are widely recognised as the single most effective method for fighting the spread of fires in their early stages. 

We wanted to share with you a few do’s and don’ts about fire sprinkler systems to help keep you safe:


✓ Have your system inspected annually (*)

✓ Know the location of the control valve (*)

✓ Make certain the control valve is open at all times (*)

✓ Contact South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue if any activation occurs, even if the fire has apparently been extinguished

✓ Advise Berneslai Homes if a leak or issue becomes apparent on the sprinkler system

(*) Berneslai Homes responsibility


X Paint the fire sprinkler

X Damage the fire sprinkler

X Hang objects from the fire sprinkler

X Obstruct or cover the fire sprinkler

X Turn off or disconnect the fire sprinkler system

X Shut off fire sprinkler system in the event of a fire

X Panic - in the event of a fire, be calm and leave your home immediately. Call the fire department from a neighbour’s house.

Please visit our Fire Safety webpage here for further advice and information. You can also check out the Fire Sprinkler Week website here.

Registered address:

10th floor, Gateway Plaza, off Sackville St, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2RD

Berneslai Homes Limited is a company controlled by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, number 4548803