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Fire Damper Testing & Cleaning Services London

When functioning as they should, fire damper installations should effectively prevent the spread of fire and smoke throughout a building by closing when heat is detected.
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Designed to prevent the spread of fire.

Fire dampers are located within ventilation systems and they are designed to prevent the spread of fire inside the systems. As such, it’s important to make fire damper testing part of a building’s overall fire prevention strategy and factor it into your maintenance regime.

When functioning as they should, these fire damper installations should effectively prevent the spread of fire and smoke throughout a building by closing when heat is detected. Therefore, it is crucial to check that the actual detection system and mechanism in place are working, so that they are ready to activate should a fire break out.

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List of Fire damper testing services.

Fire Damper Identification

Fire Damper Testing

Fire Damper Cleaning

Fire Damper Maintenance

Fire Damper Repair

Fire Damper Testing Records

Fire damper testing requirements

In accordance with British Standards 9999:2017 Annex W.1, all fire dampers should be tested, cleaned and maintained at regular intervals, not exceeding 2 years, whilst spring operated fire dampers should be tested at least once a year. This is because general usage of a ventilation system can create gradual contamination of the fire damper mechanism, which must be removed using the correct fire damper testing tools and procedures.

You may also want to increase your fire damper testing frequency to keep them in good working order all year round and in line with the current legal requirements. J&I can help you do this by scheduling regular maintenance checks and performing our industry-standard fire damper testing.

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Consequences Of Poorly Maintained Fire Dampers

If a building is your responsibility, remember that the consequences of faulty fire dampers could be serious. In the event that there is a fire, these devices can save lives by preventing the unnecessary spread of smoke and fire to other parts of the building, giving people enough time to evacuate and the fire department a better chance of containing the blaze.

If someone in the building was to actually die as a result of a fire that could have been controlled with operational fire dampers, you could be liable for prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter Act.

You would also find it harder to claim for fire damage on your insurance unless you can provide reports which prove you have had your fire dampers tested and maintained.

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The risk and consequences of not following fire damper testing requirements

Ultimately, testing fire dampers using the correct methods, and by working with a company such as J&I that has the appropriate fire damper testing certification and expertise, is an important preventive measure for any building that values the health and safety of its employees, tenants and visitors.

A potentially unsafe building

Risk of a fine

Difficulty making insurance claims for fire damage

Possible corporate manslaughter liability

Loss of reputation and business

Reliable, expert and professional fire damper testing services dedicated to ensuring compliance.

Fully equipped with all the necessary tools and solutions, our specialist operatives provide tailored fire damper testing services adaptable to any environment or schedule.

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What is fire damper testing, and why is it important?

Fire damper testing is the process of inspecting and testing fire dampers within a building’s ventilation system. These dampers are designed to close in the event of a fire, preventing the spread of flames and smoke through ductwork. Regular testing ensures that fire dampers are functioning correctly and helps maintain the safety of the building’s occupants.

How often should fire dampers be tested?

According to British Standard BS 9999:2017, fire dampers should be tested at least every 12 months, or more frequently in some circumstances, such as in environments with high levels of dust or debris. Regular testing helps ensure that fire dampers are functioning correctly and comply with regulatory requirements.

What is the process of fire damper testing?

During fire damper testing, our technicians will visually inspect the fire damper assembly for any signs of damage or wear, as well as ensure that the damper is correctly installed and accessible. The damper’s operation will be tested, and any obstructions in the ductwork will be removed. Finally, the damper will be reset to its normal open position, and a test report will be provided with photographic evidence.

Are our technicians certified and experienced in fire damper testing?

Yes, our technicians are certified and experienced in fire damper testing, ensuring compliance with relevant British Standards and industry best practices. We are committed to providing reliable, professional, and efficient testing services to maintain the safety of your building.

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