Smoke Ventilation Maintenance

Smoke vents are an important part of your fire safety management. It is vital that they are regularly serviced and maintained in line with British Standards to ensure they work effectively if needed in an emergency.

Why is smoke ventilation maintenance needed?

Smoke Vents can be found in numerous types of buildings ranging from commercial to residential buildings and are designed to provide smoke free zones to aid in the escape of people from buildings. They also help the Emergency Services locate the source of the fire and stop the build up of heat in a building to protect it’s structural integrity. For life safety equipment such as smoke vents and smoke control systems, the building manager or owner is required by law (the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) to provide a suitable system of maintenance to maintain the system in an efficient state and in good repair.

Regulations suggest that, “The smoke control systems should be maintained by a competent person who is familiar with the fire engineering performance specification of that specific system’. It is an integral requirement for any business life safety system that your Smoke Vents are maintained in good working order.

How can Equiptest help you?

We provide maintenance to British Standards including BS 5588-12:2004 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings. We can arrange all maintenance at times to suit your business and ensure there is a minimum amount of disruption to work environments.

Our maintenance is comprehensive with all work we undertake will be in line with your building’s fire risk assessments and fire certificate.

How often should our smoke vents be checked?

It is vital that smoke vents are maintained and serviced on a regular basis to ensure they work in an emergency. We recommend an annual or bi annual maintenance of your smoke vents to ensure you are meeting regulation standards.

Do you need smoke vent maintenance?

With years of combined experience in the fire protection industry, we can provide you with a full professional service. Contact us to find out how we can help you.  Based in Bristol we cover the whole of the UK.