As per the enactment of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is now the responsibility of the employer to maintain all fire safety systems. Further to this, BS 9999:2017 states that arrangements should be made for all fire damper maintenance in large commercial buildings to be completed on completion of the installation. It should then be annually from then on.
This is where Jensen Security and Fire Systems can help you. We are experts in fire damper maintenance for large commercial buildings. Our commercial fire damper maintenance specialists will provide you with a comprehensive fire damper testing service. All fire dampers will be tested, and any repairs or replacements will be completed as a matter of urgency. This will ensure that your large commercial building stays in line with fire damper maintenance requirements laid out by British Standards BS 9999:2017
Fire dampers are designed and installed to prevent a fire from being able to spread through the ductworks to other areas of the property. Fire damper devices will often be installed with a fusible link. This is defined within BS 9999:2017 as a device that releases a component as a set temperature. Basically speaking, when the fusible link comes into contact with high heat, the link will melt. In turn, the damper will close, and this will stop the spread of the fire.
However, this will only happen if the fire damper is in good working order. This is why fire damper maintenance for large commercial buildings is so important. The fire damper works behind the scenes to protect your building and those within it from a fire. If regular maintenance isn’t completed, you can only find out if it works or not in case of a fire emergency.
The difference between a well-maintained fire damper system and a poorly maintained fire damper system could be the difference between life and death. This is especially the case if a fire was to break out in your large commercial property. With this in mind, it’s important to ensure that your commercial fire damper maintenance is completed on a regular basis. It also need to be completed by experts. This way, you know you can rely upon it.
Regular fire damper maintenance and testing in large commercial buildings can save lives. Call us now to book your commercial fire damper maintenance check.