With dampers, late problems are big problems. The dampers should also be tested in ‘real’ conditions to show how they perform in different types of wall or ceiling installations and when subjected to different pressures through the ventilation system. Insurance companies are taking greater interest in this area and will see lack of co-ordination in the project chain as compromising fire safety – they may choose to withhold cover as a result or dispute liability after a fire.

Fire dampers are not only used in air conditioning ducts, they are used in heating and ventilation systems as well. The are used to reduce the fire hazard, by preventing the spread of fire through duct work throughout the building. Once the temperature raises to a certain point, the fire dampers are activated which prevents the spread of the fire through the duct work. Enviro FWA specialise in Fire Damper Testing in Northern Ireland. Enviro FWA are based in Warrenpoint outside Newry and also in Lisburn. We cover a wide range of areas in Northern Ireland including Belfast, Newry, Derry, Coleraine, Ballymena, Lisburn, Ballymoney, Newcastle, Omagh.

It is vital to have have Fire Dampers regularly tested in order to ensure they work to the best of their ability. Enviro FWA can carry out Fire Damper Tests & maintenance programmes in compliance with BS 9999, including developing asset registers along with any remedial works required. For more information on Enviro FWA Fire Damper Drop Testing Northern Ireland contact us today.

Fire Damper before check
Fire Damper after check

Ventilation ductwork is a key area of potential fire risk and too many systems have failed to meet fire safety guidelines in the past. Fire and smoke dampers have particularly suffered in this regard despite the key role they play in reducing injury and property damage in a fire. Test standards for dampers have been in place for many years.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and establishes a general duty to ensure the safety of both employees and non-employees in the event of fire. The Main duty holder is the ‘responsible person’ who may be the employer, owner or other person who has control of the premises. The responsible person has to ensure that a ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment is carried out, that suitable general fire precautions are provided and maintained

Fire damper testing can’t be carried out by just anyone. You have to be trained and you should leave it to the experts. Enviro FWA are fully trained and work in compliance with BS 9999. We will provide you will all the necessary paper work and certifications you may need for your insurance.

According to BS 9999 fire dampers should be tested during installation, and once every year depending on the type of the fire damper.