Fire safety is a critical element of any facilities management programme and should therefore be incorporated into regular checks that are carried out on systems and infrastructure. In addition to fire procedures, alarms and risk assessments, a key part of fire safety is the installation of fire dampers.
Preventing the spread of fire and smoke is critical to employee safety and preserving commercial properties and this is the primary function of the fire damper. They are located in the ducting of HVAC equipment and are typically activated either by a thermal element or an electrical signal from the fire alarm. When a rise in temperature or smoke is detected, the damper will close to help prevent the spread of smoke and fire.
Fire dampers are a critical element of your fire safety systems
Smoke and fire control systems vary, and of course building and HVAC system designs vary, and so there are many different ways in which fire dampers can be located and activated. Because fire dampers are very sensitive, it is very important that they are operational and reliable. Therefore they should be incorporated into regular inspections and the service and maintenance of your fire safety systems. Working with fire dampers is a specialist skill and so you need to partner with qualified professionals who have the accreditation and experience to work with different systems and equipment, and in different working environments.
Experienced fire safety professionals in Yorkshire
Robinsons Facilities Services have vast experience in working across all industry sectors and with many different types of HVAC systems.
We have knowledge of every different design of fire damper and can work with you to ensure a high quality of service, maintenance and visual inspection of this important element of your fire safety system. We can work with you to decide on the most effective way to install the fire dampers and how and when they should be checked and inspected. This will give you peace of mind that you have an effective and comprehensive fire safety system in place, with fire dampers acting as a passive control and a further safeguard to the ongoing protection of your employees and your commercial property.
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