Fire Damper Testing

Fire dampers play a crucial role in the fire safety systems of all types of buildings, ensuring utmost safety and compliance with regulations.

What is Fire Damper Testing?

Fire dampers represent a vital component of every building's fire safety systems. Ensuring their proper maintenance is essential to guarantee optimal performance and full compliance with legal requirements.

How does it work?

Overview of the Process

A fire damper is a vital safety device installed within a building's ventilation or HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning). Its primary purpose is to prevent the spread of fire and smoke throughout the building through the ductwork.

What do we do?

Service We Offer

We conduct thorough and compliant testing procedures to ensure ventilation systems' optimal performance and safety, including fire damper testing, air quality assessments, and compliance checks with industry standards and regulations.


Maintenance Schedule

The responsibility for ensuring adherence to life safety measures, including fire damper testing, falls upon building managers. British Standard 9999:2017 clearly outlines that all fire dampers should undergo expert maintenance and testing at regular intervals, with evaluations not exceeding a 12-month timeframe.

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What's Included

We are dedicated to delivering the highest standards of service and excellence, ensuring an exceptional experience for our clients.

1.   Compliance with industry standards

System Hygienics commits to strict adherence to industry standards for ventilation hygiene and fire safety, in line with BESA TR19® and DW144 guidelines. This ensures that our services are conducted in accordance with established best practices and regulatory requirements, promoting quality and compliance.

2.   Qualified and experienced technicians

Our company emphasises that our technicians are highly qualified and possess substantial experience delivering ventilation hygiene and fire safety services. This underscores our proficiency and capability to execute work effectively and proficiently.

3.   Personalised service

We pledge to deliver a customised service tailored to the specific needs of each of our clients. This signifies our commitment to comprehending your unique requirements and crafting a service plan that aligns precisely with your individual needs.

4.   Comprehensive reporting

System Hygienics commits to providing extensive reports after their service visits, outlining the tasks executed and any identified issues. These reports serve as a valuable tool for monitoring your ventilation system's condition and promptly addressing any concerns.

5.   Ongoing support

We vow to offer ongoing support to our clients, encompassing expert advice and guidance on ventilation system maintenance and compliance with relevant regulations. This highlights our dedication to nurturing long-term relationships with our customers and aiding them in upholding their ventilation systems' continuous safety and efficiency.

The benefits of Fire Damper Testing

Life-Saving Fire Protection

Fire dampers are vital to your building's fire safety system. Regular testing ensures they function as intended, preventing the spread of fire, smoke, and toxic fumes. This immediate response can save lives during a fire emergency.

Proficiency and Experience

Building codes and regulations require routine fire damper testing and maintenance. Neglecting this essential task can lead to costly fines and legal complications. By staying up to date with testing, you ensure that your property fully complies with safety standards.

Property Preservation

Fire can cause significant damage, not only from flames but also from smoke and water used in firefighting efforts. Properly functioning fire dampers can contain a fire's impact, reducing property damage and repair costs.


What is fire damper testing, and why is it important?

Fire damper testing is assessing and maintaining fire dampers in a building's HVAC system to ensure they function correctly in the event of a fire. It is essential for fire safety and compliance with regulations – BS9999

How often should fire damper testing be performed?

To comply with industry standards and safety regulations, fire damper testing should be conducted annually.

What happens if I don't test my fire dampers regularly?

Failing to adhere to BESA and BS9999 compliance standards for fire damper testing can result in malfunctioning dampers during a fire. This malfunction may lead to the uncontrolled spread of smoke and flames, posing a significant risk to both lives and property.

Is fire damper testing a legal requirement?

Yes, fire damper testing is a legal requirement in the UK, and it is mandated by various regulations and standards to ensure the safety of buildings and their occupants. Specifically, the British Standard 9999:2017, titled "Fire safety in the design, management, and use of buildings," provides comprehensive guidelines for fire safety measures, including inspecting and maintaining fire dampers.

How is fire damper testing conducted, and what does it involve?

Fire damper testing typically includes visual inspections, mechanical tests, and detailed reporting to ensure that dampers are in working order. We provide photo and written certification to ensure you have peace of mind.

What types of buildings require fire damper testing?

Fire damper testing is necessary for many buildings, including commercial properties, residential structures, hospitals, schools, and industrial facilities.

Do you provide certification or documentation after testing fire dampers?

We provide detailed reports and certification to demonstrate that your fire dampers have been tested and meet regulatory requirements. This is both a photo and written certification.

Can you repair or replace fire dampers if they are found to be faulty during testing?

Our team can repair or replace faulty fire dampers to ensure your building's fire safety system is functioning correctly. Our team will look at and discuss this when visiting your site.

What should I do if I suspect my fire dampers are not working as they should?

If you suspect that your fire dampers are not functioning correctly, it's crucial to take immediate action to address the issue. Fire dampers are a critical component of fire safety in buildings, and it's always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to potential fire hazards.

How can I schedule fire damper testing with System Hygienics?

You can schedule fire damper testing by contacting our team through our website or phone. If you have any questions or queries, don’t hesitate to call us! We'll work with you to ensure your fire safety needs are met efficiently and professionally.

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Why choose System Hygienics?

Reliability and Experience

With years of experience in the industry, we have built a reputation for being reliable and effective. Our seasoned experts have successfully delivered compliance solutions to many clients.

Advanced Technology and Tools:

We employ cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art tools to guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of our services. Our commitment to innovation allows us to provide you with the best solutions.

Accreditations and Compliance:

We hold all the necessary accreditations, compliances, and registrations, ensuring that our services are effective, safe, and in full compliance with industry standards.


Proud BESA member

We understand the importance of trust, so we hold all the necessary accreditations, compliances, and registrations to provide you with the correct and reliable services you need.

As proud BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) members, we offer nationwide coverage. This means you can rely on our services no matter where you are. Our commitment to upholding the highest industry standards and ethics is unwavering.

With System Hygienics, you're not just getting a service provider, but a partner dedicated to your health, safety, and well-being. We take pride in our accredited services, assuring you that your building needs are in the best hands.