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Fire Damper Testing

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Is your building & workplace legally compliant? Contact us and find out

Fire dampers are essentially fire safety metal curtain devices that fall within your buildings air ventilation ductwork systems in the event of a fire within a building. Fire dampers are designed to stop fire and smoke spreading through a building and are strategically positioned at various places where ductwork passes through fire compartment walls, floors or zones within a building.

 

Fire dampers are life saving pieces of equipment and a vital part of a buildings fire safety, designed to help contain a fire within a certain zone for a period of time, so that a building can be evacuated and fire fighters can reach and concentrate their efforts on a blaze that has been kept within a contained area of the building. On completion of a satisfactory test, it is essential that the damper is correctly reset, so it is ready in an emergency. 

Our Service  

 

  • FREE quotation Nationwide, call us on 0800 169 5523

  • Booking slots 24 hours 7 days a week 

  • Work carried out to relevant BESA and Health & Safety guidelines and regulations

  • All fire dampers located, checked, cleaned & tested 

  • Access doors fitted when necessary

  • Method Statements, Risk Assessments & DBS forms provided if required 

  • All works fully certified with before and after photographic evidence with post clean reports included

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 and have them drop tested, cleaned and maintained at least once every 12 months 

Fire dampers are located where ductwork passes through fire compartment walls and floors. They are typically held open by a ‘fusible link’, which BS 9999:2017 defines as a ‘device that releases a component such as a fire damper or fire shutter at a set temperature.

 

When met by high heat, a fusible link will release and close the fire damper. The fusible link can also be released manually, for testing purposes. Our experts will manually release the fire damper and visually check the integrity of the mechanism. All fire dampers should close fully on release – it is the integrity of the closure that prevents the spread of smoke and fire in an emergency situation

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Evidence 

Completing a testing routine is insufficient for compliance. You need to maintain accurate records when testing was carried out. Our team produces an industry-leading fire damper testing report, which includes photographic evidence of testing, to satisfy authorities that testing has been conducted.