This guideline specifies requirements and gives recommendations for the design, installation and maintenance of fixed residential fire sprinkler systems in buildings, or part of buildings, intended for residential occupancies, such as
private homes (one and two family dwellings, row houses, vacation homes etc),
care institutions (nursing homes, hospitals etc),
hotels, motels etc,
student housing, dormitories,
The requirements and recommendations of this guideline are also applicable to any addition, extension, repair or other modification to the residential sprinkler system.
It covers provision of water supplies, components to be used, installation and testing of the system, maintenance, and the extension of existing systems, and identifies construction details of buildings which are the minimum necessary for satisfactory performance of residential sprinkler systems complying with this guideline.
The guideline is not intended to restrict new technologies or alternative arrangements, provided that an equivalent level of safety is assured.
Forms of secure accommodations such as correctional or rehabilitation facilities are not covered by this guideline