Fire damper testing and remedials work requires specialist knowledge and experience. We can help you to understand the law and to manage safety and compliance in your premises.
Whatever type of fire dampers you have, whoever they were installed by, and whether or not you have an up to date asset register and maintenance record, we can get you on track for full compliance.
Airmec Essential Services is an independent fire damper testing company that checks units installed within a premises’ mechanical ventilation ductwork and fire walls and partitions.
We will find any problems and advise on fire damper remediation work, and we have a specialist in-house team who can undertake urgent remedial works promptly. We will also make sure you have a robust reporting, auditing and scheduling system in place for your long-term peace of mind.
All our fire damper testing and inspection is undertaken in accordance with industry standards and guidelines. We are members of BESA and the Fire Protection Association.
The law on fire damper testing:
The person responsible for a building – the owner or occupying employer – has a legal obligation to test and maintain fire dampers at least annually under the The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order).
BS 9999 is the recognised Code of Practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings and it requires that fire and smoke dampers are tested annually. Fire dampers installed in dust-laden and similar atmospheres should be tested more frequently. Where access to dampers is restricted, we can usually install new inspection hatches quickly so you can comply with the law. Any dampers found to be faulty must be repaired or replaced on an urgent basis.
For healthcare premises fire and smoke dampers should be tested annually in accordance with the HTM 03-01 guidance on specialised ventilation for healthcare premises and HTM 05-01, which sets out requirements for managing healthcare fire safety.