Fire dampers are crucial at preventing fires and ensuring that your site and staff are safe. They’re used in systems such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning to prevent the spread of fire. If a fire was to occur and they weren’t functioning properly, the outcome could be disastrous!
Fire dampers are rarely used as they only activate when there’s a fire. This means that they can stay open for a very long time. Due to the amount of time they’re open for, it’s crucial they are tested to ensure they do their job in an emergency! They’re supposed to close and provide a barrier which the fire can’t get past.
As well as testing, fire dampers need to be cleaned and maintained. Proper fire damper maintenance is a key part of upholding your building’s fire safety standards.
Having fully-functional fire dampers is also a legal requirement. In accordance with BS 9999:2017, all fire dampers have to be drop tested, cleaned and maintained at least once a year. We pride ourselves on being one of the UK’s leading fire damper testing and maintenance service providers.
Speak to one of our fire damper experts today and make sure that you’re meeting your legal requirements.
When dealing with fire dampers in the healthcare industry, additional steps are needed to meet your requirements. We comply fully with the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM). Specifically, section 03-01: Specialised Ventilation for Healthcare Premises – Part B: Operational Management and Performance Verification.
In a healthcare setting, this ensures that you are able to meet all of the necessary legislation and remain compliant. As well as this, we’ll help you to agree on a regular testing interval with the local fire prevention officer.
Speak to one of our fire damper experts to find out more about how we can help you meet your requirements in the healthcare industry.