Many building owners overlook fire damper maintenance despite its critical role in site fire safety, focusing instead on alarms/drill
A significant proportion of building owners and managers already know that fire dampers, in order to do their job in the event of a fire, need to be inspected and tested on a regular basis. Sadly, however, many others still fail to understand the essential role which dampers play in site fire safety, concentrating, instead, on fire alarms, smoke detectors and evacuation drills.
The omission of fire damper servicing from fire prevention plans is not only dangerous, but it can also leave designated responsible persons on the wrong side of the law. Ignorance or misinterpretation of the requirements is no longer a valid excuse, as those in charge of site safety now have a wealth of information at their fingertips (not to mention the support of experts such as the team System Hygienics) to guide them on what exactly needs to be done.
The legal requirements are now clearer than ever
BESA Testing Guidance (VH001) was produced in response to an overwhelming call from building owners and managers to assist them in how to stay fully compliant with the legislation.
The document has been widely welcomed as it: -
At System Hygienics we have always understood the huge importance of effective fire damper maintenance. Our over-arching aim is to protect the safety of building occupants but ensuring that our clients operate in accordance with the law is a significant part of the service we offer too.
Our vast industry experience and targeted expertise means that we can: -
In short, if you are a building owner or manager who would like the assurance which comes with knowing that your fire dampers have been serviced correctly and legally, Systems Hygienics can help. We are trusted by our clients – be they hospitals, universities, schools, hotels industrial facilities or offices – to provide our total solution for safety and compliance.
Visit www.systemhygienics.co.uk for more detail on our full range of professional services.