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.
They 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.
They 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.
Why should fire dampers be tested?
Not only is it a requirement to comply with British Standard BS 9999 But testing fire dampers can also save lives ensuring they are working and fit for purpose.
How often should fire dampers be tested?
According to the updated BS 9999:2017 all fire dampers should be drop tested, cleaned and maintained at least every 12 months.
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