Our works are undertaken in accordance with the Health & Safety & Welfare at Work 1999 Act, with reference to Regulations 5 & 6 which stipulate cleanliness and regular inspection and maintenance of the ductwork systems and in compliance with the following legislation:
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Section 17 that stipulates that all fire protection systems and elements of fire compartmentation should be subject to routine maintenance to ensure that they are in good working order.
BS 9999:2017 Annex W1 states that spring and automated operated fire dampers should be tested at least once per annum. Testing is undertaken in accordance with BESA Technical Bulletin 001.
To ensure effective protection against fire, walls and floors providing fire separation must form a complete barrier, with an equivalent level of fire resistance provided to any openings such as doors, ventilation ducts, pipe passages or refuse chutes.
During the inspections undertaken by Imperial Hygiene Solutions Ltd the correct drop function of the damper will be checked along with the accessibility for correct testing and cleaning.
Imperial Hygiene Solutions will undertake a basic visual assessment of the correct installation of each damper, this will not be able to determine aspects such as the correct frame types or support structures within cavity walls or floor slabs.
A simple visual inspection of the immediate fire barrier or fire protection will be undertaken at the point of inspection to each damper. This inspection is indicative only and should not be regarded as a complete fire integrity check to the area.
IHSL will inspect dampers as found and it is assumed that correct specification of damper type and rating has been installed in each location and that the correct specification of associated ductwork is installed.