Fire Dampers

Fire Dampers - The Scandal Hidden In Your Ductwork

Posted on February 02, 2016

Channel 4 News blew open a huge healthcare scandal last summer when it revealed that almost half the fire dampers in a major 'flagship' PFI hospital in Birmingham had never been tested leaving patients and staff vulnerable in the event of a...

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More Publicity About Failing Fire Dampers

Posted on June 08, 2015

The Independent newspaper ran a story today about failing fire dampers. City editor, Jim Armitage, reports that eight PFI schools built by Balfour Beatty for Knowsley LA have fire safety issues. More publicity Clearly this is a follow-on from...

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Nahfo Looks At Duct Fire Safety

Posted on June 03, 2015

We were very pleased to attend the NAHFO (National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers) conference in Blackpool the other week. There were plenty of interesting visitors to our 'stand' and we learnt much about Fire Officers' concerns I gave...

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Fire Damper Testing Article Published By Fm World

Posted on January 29, 2015

We were very pleased that FM World, the 'house journal' of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), published a story about Fire Damper testing. It should serve to help facilities managers understand what can go wrong and what needs...

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Fire Spread Through Ductwork In Apartments

Posted on January 08, 2015

Fire spread through ductwork in an 48-unit apartment block in Montreal just after Christmas Fortunately nobody was injured but 20 families were evacuated over the holiday and 8 flats have been rendered uninhabitable. A key feature was that fire...

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Tv Coverage Of Failing Fire Dampers

Posted on October 13, 2014

Fire damper maintenance and testing hits the mainstream news See below the Channel 4 news feature on fire and smoke dampers. The footage starts at about 5 mins - the first part of the 10 minute segment is about water chlorination...

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