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Category archive: Fire Damper testing

How Often Should Fire Dampers Be Tested?

How Often Should Fire Dampers Be Tested?

Fire dampers need to be tested in intervals no longer than 12 months apart. This is identified in the British Standard BS 9999: 2017 The Fire Safety Code of Practice for the Design, Management and Use of Buildings.   While 12 months is the maximum time that should be left between fire damper testing, it…

Fire Damper Testing Requirements

Fire Damper Testing Requirements

Fire dampers are installed in the majority of buildings with a high risk of fire to limit the spread of a fire and to protect people, property and equipment. Fire dampers are normally closed when the building is not in use and automatically open if there is a fire so that sprinklers can operate. They…

Have You Tested Your Fire Dampers Recently?

Did you know that many building owners/managers do not know they have fire dampers let alone know that they require annual testing by law. Fire dampers are there to contain the fire/hot gasses, preventing spread from one fire compartment to the next. There are several technical & legal documents which state how, why, when and…

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