Fire dampers must be correctly fitted and maintained, wherever ventilation ductwork intersects a fire-resistance rated wall or floor, to impede the spread of fire. In the event of a fire, they can buy precious time and help to save lives and property from damage. In many buildings, the location and condition of fire dampers is unknown to the responsible person, who must ensure that they are present, properly maintained and regularly tested, in compliance with BS 9999:2017.

This states that fire dampers should be regularly tested, maintained and cleaned, in accordance with their design and the use of the building where they are located.  The recently updated guidance specifies that all fire dampers should be drop tested, cleaned and maintained at least every year including fire dampers in accommodation settings. Failure to ensure fire damper compliance can potentially result in prosecution and, in the event of a fire, insurance cover may be compromised.

Platinum Property Maintenance Ltd specialises in fire damper cleaning, testing and maintenance, and can give expert advice for fire damper compliance (including in a healthcare setting where specialised ventilation requires compliance with additional guidelines). Fire dampers located in buildings deemed as high risk in the event of fire can require inspection and testing at as little as six month intervals. It is often the case that access doors need to be retrofitted to ventilation ductwork to enable cleaning, testing and maintenance of fire dampers. PPM Ltd offers professional advice and services to ensure that all aspects of fire damper compliance are dealt with.

For a complete, highly professional service for fire damper compliance, cleaning, testing and maintenance, get in touch with PPM Ltd.. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and to supply a free quote.

 

 

Platinum Property Maintenance will;-

 

Recognise and find every flame damper

 

Retrofit access entryways if any of these are unavailable

 

Complete flame damper testing, cleaning and drop testing and reset every flame damper

 

Give exact records of flame damper testing, cleaning and drop testing, including before and then after photos of cleaning

 

Distinguish any issues and prescribe therapeutic activity

 

 

Complete medicinal work where required