Ventilation ductwork is a key area of potential fire risk and too many systems have failed to meet fire safety guidelines in the past. Fire and smoke dampers have particularly suffered in this regard despite the key role they play in reducing injury and property damage in a fire. Test standards for dampers have been in place for many years.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and establishes a general duty to ensure the safety of both employees and non-employees in the event of fire. The Main duty holder is the ‘responsible person’ who may be the employer, owner or other person who has control of the premises. The responsible person has to ensure that a ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment is carried out, that suitable general fire precautions are provided and maintained
Fire damper testing can’t be carried out by just anyone. You have to be trained and you should leave it to the experts. EnviroGroup are fully trained and work in compliance with BS 9999. We will provide you will all the necessary paper work and certifications you may need for your insurance.
According to BS 9999 fire dampers should be tested during installation, and once every year depending on the type of the fire damper.