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Fire damper testing

Fire damper testing and maintenance

Fire damper drop testing and maintenance not only saves lives but is also a legal requirement. We will help you meet you obligations.

Used in HVAC ducts, fire dampers prevent the spread of fire through fire-resistant walls and floors. Should a fire occur in your building, the damper will be activated by a thermal ‘fuse’ or by the building’s automatic fire protection or building management system (BMS) sensors.

Did you know that all fire dampers should be tested at least annually and more often in dirty and dusty environments?

All fire and smoke dampers within your building(s) should be located, serviced and tested. Then a schedule created for regular checks to ensure their continued safe operation.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places a duty of care on the building owner/occupier to take such general fire precautions as will ensure, so far as reasonably practical, the safety of the building and safety of the people within it. Section 17 requires that systems used to control the fire risk are maintained in efficient working order.

British Standard 9999:2017 Code Of Practice For Fire Safety In The Design, Management & Use Of Buildings says: “…arrangements should be made for all fire dampers to be tested by a competent person on completion of the installation and at least annually”_ and _”… to be repaired or replaced immediately if found to be faulty”.

Airmec Essential Services fire damper inspection, testing and servicing includes:
  • Identifying and locating all fire and smoke dampers
  • Retrotfitting access panels where required,
  • Drop testing and resetting
  • Manual activation of electric & pneumatic dampers
  • Carry out remedial work as required
  • Cleaning the damper channel and damper
  • Lubrication of cleaned damper bearings
  • Checking all moving parts
  • Recording dust thickness in nearby ducting
  • Verifying that there are no obstructions or damage

For more information contact Airmec on:

Telephone: 01454 275050 Email:

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Airmec Essential Services
Linden House
Almondsbury Business Centre
Bradley Stoke
BS32 4QH

Tel: 01454 275050
Company Registration No: 04711853


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