One of the biggest risks in a fire is the spread of smoke and toxic gases. If not handled correctly, any attempt to evacuate a building will be hindered by the spread of smoke. Airflow between doors and rooms can push flames and smoke throughout a building. This is called the ‘chimney effect’. Compartmentation aims to mitigate this effect, controlling the spread for a prescribed period of time.
As a professional contractor we specialise in comprehensive surveys and produce easy to read reports. Providing photographic evidence, location and defect information. Inspections typically include all voids, penetrations and fire doors that provide compartmentation within a building. It is essential to determine compliance with current legislation and government guidance – BS 9999: 2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.
We follow protocols to ensure systems work in the required manner, and are designed to meet guidelines and diminish risk involved to safeguard persons and property from hazards arising from fire and smoke
Along with the report, the client will receive a list of materials used and copies of all relevant test evidence for their records. This will help the Responsible person meet their obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which replaces most fire safety legislation with one simple order. It means that any person who has some level of control in premises must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire.
Electrical fires account for an estimated 51,00 fires each year and $1.3 billion in property damage.
Electrical Distribution system are the third leading cause of Domestic fires.