The process of the UK leaving the European Union is one that will undoubtedly affect us all. It will change many of the ways that the UK operates, both internally and externally with the rest of the world. But how will it affect fire safety laws?
Combination fire/smoke dampers use an electric actuator and an optional position-indicating device which means each damper in a building can be monitored, controlled and tested from a remote location. Is this nature of testing dampers the future for dampers?
Correct maintenance of fire dampers is essential to guarantee that they will properly operate in the event of a fire. You must ensure fire dampers are tested regularly and in accordance with regulations and manufacturers’ guidelines.
The building services industry must be prepared for a far more rigorous approach to fire safety testing in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.
Product test facilities are already seeing a marked shift in demand for more physical testing of products and fire safety installations like fire and smoke dampers; and manufacturers are receiving record numbers of enquiries for technical assistance with installation.
Actionair has recently secured prestigious preferred supplier status for the NHS procurement framework ProCure22 for its full range of smoke and fire dampers and associated packages. This framework was created to help NHS Trusts and other social care providers by ensuring that suppliers of its equipment and services work in collaboration to improve efficiency and productivity.