Here at System Hygienics – we have recently joined forces with Compliance Air and Water, following their successful attainment.
Here at System Hygienics – we have recently joined forces with Compliance Air and Water, following their successful attainment of an IFSM (The Institute of Fire Safety Managers) accreditation for a Fire Damper Testing Training Course.
The IFSM is a professional body who raise awareness of fire safety, promoting fire prevention and overall reduction of risk. Surprisingly, however, there were previously no training courses in Fire Damper Testing which they have endorsed – until now.
The Institute’s support of the Compliance Air and Water course illustrates that they welcome its independence (where others in the past were simply delivered in-house) and recognise the crucial role played by fire damper testing maintaining fire safety within commercial buildings.
Compliance Air and Water MD, Paul Downing has said:
“It’s exciting to offer companies in the UK this standard of testing and accreditation as it’s something which the industry has been missing. Finally, we can provide the reassurance building owners and managers need to confidently comply with the British Standard.”
“We’re also delighted to be working with System Hygienics and are looking forward to having their engineers being the first in their field to hold our independent qualification.”
Our team at System Hygienics certainly wasted no time at all, grasping the opportunity to be the very first service provider to have all of our engineers trained to this high, officially-recognised standard. All of our engineers have now attained this certification.
We are immensely proud to be the very first company to have our engineers accredited via this course. It’s so important to us that we help our clients meet their safety responsibilities and this independently verified high standard of training ensures that we can continue to deliver so much more than any other service providers out there.
This move means that our engineers can be considered to be truly competent when it comes to carrying out Fire Damper Testing, something which is required by British Standard 9999:2017. The guidance states that the systems should be maintained and tested by a ‘Competent Person’ at regular intervals, not exceeding 12 months but with no independent courses and no IFSM accredited courses available before now, compliance with this requirement was very much a ‘grey area’. The accreditation, and its early adoption, should therefore, offer much-awaited peace of mind for building owners and managers everywhere.