Fire dampers are located within ductwork and ventilation systems where the duct passes through fire containment zone walls and floors. In the event of a fire these fire dampers are designed to shut, preventing flames and smoke from freely passing through the fire zones.
It is imperative, for the safety of all building occupants, that fire dampers are regularly tested and maintained to ensure they will work when you need them to.
Our fire damper testing provides you with an essential fire safety service. All fire dampers will be located to ensure they are within the fire containment zones and that they can be fully accessed. They are then cleaned, lubricated, drop tested and reset to ensure they are in good working order.
If simple faults are found such as damaged linkages these can also be replaced. Mechanical drawings can be updated and a report is compiled detailing the time, date and action taken of any remedial works, adhering to fire safety compliance.
British Standard BS9999: 2008 The Fire Safety Code of Practice for the Design, Management and use of Buildings covers routine inspection and maintenance of ventilation and air conditioning ductwork and states that; depending on the type and style of dampers, the maintenance is specified at a maximum interval of 12 months for spring operated fire dampers or 2 years for others.