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NFU Mutual says cost of farm fire damage is increasing.

The cost of devastation caused by farm fires reached a five year high of £49million in 2019, according to rural insurer NFU Mutual's claims statistics.

Electrical faults accounted for over half the total, followed by arson which rose by 40 per cent to £9million.

Additional analysis from the insurer indicated that 2020 was on track to see an even higher number of incidents and costs.


In 2016 Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended more than 200 agricultural fires, many of which were started deliberately.

In the 12 months from April 2016, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended 93 farm related fires, 51 of which were stacked or bailed crop.

What you’re required to do by law

The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 is the fire safety legislation that applies to all farm buildings where people work, including packing sheds, milking parlours, barns, holiday lets and farm houses used for providing bed and breakfast.

If you are a business owner, you are required to carry out a risk assessment. If you employ 5 of more people, you are required by law to record the significant findings.

The Water Mist Solution

Water mist systems control fire by reducing heat, displacing oxygen and controlling the fuel source by wetting and cooling the surrounding fuel surfaces.

The key to water mist technology lies in the design of the nozzle along with established pressure criteria to create a mist of small water droplets.

Water mist systems will have droplet sizes where 99% of the volumetric diameter is less than 1mm. Smaller droplets absorb heat at a faster rate than larger droplets due to the higher surface area-to-mass ratio.

A volume of water that consists of smaller droplets has a comparatively larger cumulative surface area than the same volume of water made up of larger droplets – such as those from a standard spray sprinkler. As a result, a rapid absorption of heat and evaporation of the smallest droplets will occur, causing temperatures to decrease while oxygen is displaced

The Cost Benefits of Fitting an Automatic Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems

Contact us today for a free Water Mist Fire Suppression quote.

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