Dublin hospital ordered to install sprinkler system

November 2, 2017

The National Children’s Hospital has been ordered to install sprinklers across all floors of the hospital following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála, according to an article on The Independent website.

In a decision, the board also included a new condition on the hospital’s fire safety certificate – if it wants to erect Christmas trees in the atrium, they must be artificial, no taller than 2.5 metres and be fire retardant.

The decision follows an appeal by the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board against fire safety rules which were required by Dublin Fire Brigade.

The brigade wanted sprinklers to be installed in all seven floors, the two basement levels and areas considered to be high risk, but the hospital said there was only a requirement under the building code for sprinklers in the basement and in at-risk areas.

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