Smoke Ventilation Maintenance
Smoke Vents can be found in numerous types of buildings ranging from commercial to residential buildings and are designed to provide smoke free zones to aid in the escape of people from buildings while also assisting the Emergency Services in locating the source of the fire and stop the build up of heat in buildings to protect it’s structural integrity.
For life safety equipment such as Smoke Vents and Smoke Control Systems, the building Manager or owner is required by law (the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) to provide a suitable system of maintenance to maintain the system in an efficient state and in good repair. BS 5588-12:2004 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings. Managing fire safety recommends annual or Bi annual maintenance of Smoke Vents.
Regulations suggest that, “The smoke control systems should be maintained by a competent person who is familiar with the fire engineering performance specification of that specific system’.
It is an integral requirement for any business life safety system that your Smoke Vents are maintained in good working order.