Community Safety Directorate
GUIDELINE: Deletion of Fire Brigade Booster Connections from Residential Sprinkler Systems
Guideline No: GL-15
Prepared By: MFESB Community Safety Advisory Group
Authorised By: ACFO Greg Bawden
First Issued: 20 May 2003
Version No: 2
Reviewed: 12 August 2008
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To provide commonality of decision making when approving the deletion of a dedicated residential sprinkler system booster connection, as provided for in Regulation 309 of the Building Regulations 2006.
To ensure that a consistent approach is adopted when considering, the deletion of the Fire Brigade (sprinkler) booster connections in Class 1b & Class 3 buildings, providing the following criteria is met:
the building floor area is less than (approx) 300m² and,
the building is single storey and,
the town’s main can satisfy the required design parameters based on minimum pressure and flows characteristics and,
an accessible street hydrant is available as per MFESB approved guideline GL-04 (Street Hydrants).
3. Other Considerations
MFB Comment: A “voluntary” connection to an approved monitoring company will ensure a
prompt Brigade response and intervention.
The following conditions are to appear within the Chief Officer’s consent and report, if it is agreed that the fire brigade booster will be deleted from the sprinkler system
Test results being submitted (if applicable) on all approved variations with application for a report under Regulation 1003 (Occupancy); and
A copy of the completion certificate, as required by clause 2.2.3 of AS2118.4, including the water supply provisions
A copy of the independent inspection report in accordance with AS2118.4 clause 2.2.4 certifying compliance.