Fire Damper Inspections and Testing
Global can support clients with Fire Damper Testing ‘Drop Tests’ Inspections in line with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order; 17.1 requires suitable system of maintenance, testing and repair.
This is supported by BS9999; 2017 appendix W “Arrangements should be made for all fire dampers to be tested by a competent person on completion of installation and at regular intervals not exceeding 12 months, and to be repaired or replaced immediately if found to be faulty”.
Items to check
- Collapsed blades
- Parted fusible links
- Inoperative cassettes
- Corroded / jammed springs
- Correctly installed i.e. airflow direction / upside down
- Damper sealed to the substrate / wall
- Damper independently supported
- BS9999:2017 – requires annual inspection and testing
- BESA TR19 – requires access panels either side of damper
- BESA TB001 – Testing report format
- BESA DW145 – Dampers should be installed in line with DW145
Global inspect and test dampers in line with BESA TB001.
Reports should include but are not limited to the following items:
- Test results with client information including position within the building/system, date, and name of operative shall be recorded and any comments noted if further action is required
- Asset register to include damper location and ID number
- Inspection results including details of failed damper operation
- If drawings are provided, update and annotate details
- Digital photographic evidence of damper condition prior to and after testing procedures unless otherwise specified by client
- Explanation of failed operation and recommended corrective or remedial action
Global undertake surveys and inspections use a complete digital system, real time reporting, secure with client access to data, risk assessments, instant financial control and complete document control in one place.