The Scottish Government is to take forward as a recommendation the requirement for fire sprinklers to be fitted in all new social housing.
Local MSP David Stewart, Labour brought forward a proposed member’s bill which demonstrated huge public support for the move. Overwhelming Public Support for Fire Sprinklers in Social Housing
David Stewart said:
“Fire sprinklers have been proven time and time again to be effective in the fight against fire and I know that this move will save lives.
“The strong backing for the plans from the public, industry and across the Parliamentary Chamber has been so encouraging and I am delighted that the Scottish Government have seen the sense in these proposals and have decided to take them on.
“The ball is now in the Government’s court to respond effectively and quickly to this overwhelming support.
“I intend to work closely with the Government on the plans and will continue to campaign to ensure that this new requirement makes it onto the statute books as soon as possible.
“My hope is that, as fire sprinkler technology becomes more widely used, eventually all Scottish homes will be protected by this life saving technology.”
The announcement comes in the week of remembrance of the Grenfell Tragedy
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