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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
October 4, 2019


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WATCH: Why fire sprinklers are so underrated

Sprinklers have long been an underrated tool in the active fire suppression armoury, Iain Cox, chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), tells FIREX TV in the video below.

Cox, who is also vice chair of the National Fire Sprinkler Network (NFSN), believes this is partly because they’ve been around so long they’re almost taken for granted.

But if the sprinkler’s basic design and operation has changed surprisingly little in more than a century, it’s mainly because they’re so effective.

Speaking outside the Sprinkler and Suppression Zone at FIREX 2019, Cox also challenges some of the myths that persist around sprinklers.

Cox was recently given FM Global’s second annual International Codes and Standards Advocacy Award for his efforts in championing the value of sprinklers. Said Thomas A Lawson, chairman and chief executive officer at the commercial property insurer: “We applaud Mr Cox for going above and beyond his duties to promote, educate, and advocate the use of automatic fire sprinklers in industrial and commercial properties in the UK.”

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