TEAMS have specialist knowledge of kitchen extract systems. These systems can become a serious fire hazard
A fire damper survey is the first step towards achieving fire damper compliance. The survey will identify all the fire dampers located in your building. This usually involves a physical inspection of your site, using any schematics or plans of the site you may already have.
Subsequently, there will be a fire damper inspection, where TEAMS will ascertain the following:
- Whether each damper matches that on the schematic or plan, if you have one
- Whether each damper is corroded or damaged
- Whether each damper has any obstruction or impediment preventing closure
- Whether each damper has been correctly installed
All dampers will then be drop tested. Compliance necessitates that fire damper testing is carried out annually. BS 9999:2017 states that all fire dampers are ‘to be tested by a competent person on completion of installation and at annual intervals. Spring-operated fire dampers should be tested annually and fire dampers situated in dust-laden and similar atmospheres should be tested much more frequently’.