Fire Damper Testing & Installation
All fire safety systems must be regularly and professionally maintained to ensure the safety of building occupants – a faulty fire damper will not prevent the spread of fire. With the enactment of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is now the employer’s responsibility to maintain their fire safety systems.
Compliance requires that fire damper testing is carried out annually. A fire damper test requires a visual inspection of the fire damper and a drop test.
BS 9999:2017 states: ‘… all fire dampers to be tested by a competent person on completion of the installation and at annual intervals. Spring-operated fire dampers should be tested annually and fire dampers situated in dust-laden and similar atmospheres should be tested much more frequently, at periods suited to the degree of pollution’. Dampers in hospitals or high-risk environments will require more frequent testing.
Completing a testing routine is insufficient for compliance. You need to maintain accurate records of when testing was carried out.
This is where Assure Services can help so call us today to ensure we keep you compliant.
For more information on the Fire Damper Testing & Installation we provide, please give us a call or email us to see how we can help.