Rules & Regulations
Specialist equipment requires specialist maintenance. Your fire alarm service agreement often will not include cover for the smoke ventilation system, so we would urge you to check.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that maintenance of smoke ventilation systems is the responsibility of the building operators and owners. The responsible person for the building must ensure that smoke ventilation equipment is maintained to good working order, as well as being fit for
purpose to safeguard the lives of people within the building.
These life-saving systems should be tested regularly to ensure correct operation – smoke control systems should be tested weekly. Under BS7246-8, the maintenance of smoke ventilation systems requires a minimum of an annual service check by suitably qualified and trained engineers. These engineers should also have access to the building’s smoke ventilation strategy.
Fire safety compliance is now the responsibility of building operators and owners. Dyer can help facilitate and record this for you.