Edinburgh pubs could be subject to stricter fire regulations after fire chiefs called for a review. They want sprinklers to be fitted to places that store a high volume of alcohol. The request comes two years after a fatal fire at the Balmoral bar killed firefighter Ewan Williamson.
Cllr Bridgeman, convener of the Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Board, says, ” We are living in a modern age, with technology and systems to try to prevent the damage that fire causes. Sprinklers should be considered by building standards (for pubs] because of the levels of alcohol content, which is highly flammable.”
In order to make sprinklers compulsory the Scottish Government would have to change current building regulations.