Shopping Centres Fire Damper Inspections
Kitchen extract cleaning
If your shopping centre contains restaurants or any food outlets with a kitchen then you will need to ensure that you regularly get the kitchen extract ductwork cleaned so that you meet the TR19 standard.
Even though you may not own the outlets you will most likely still be liable to make sure they comply so that you meet the terms of your building insurance policy.
The frequency of the duct cleaning all comes down to how many hours each kitchen is used. In your shopping centre it is likely that you have more than one kitchen with differing usage times. We are able to help you work out how often each kitchens duct's need to be cleaned and we will help to come up with the most cost-effective solution to ensure you are in line with all of the regulations.
Ventilation ductwork cleaning
A shopping centres ventilation also has to be cleaned on a regular basis, to ensure it complies with TR19. The TR19 standard specifies that all ventilation ductwork has to be given a classification depending on what part of the property it is in. The classifications are high, medium or low. These classifications determine how often the ventilation ductwork needs to be tested and cleaned. We are able to classify what parts of your ventilation system fall under which classification. We can then work with you to create a maintenance plan that fits your needs and requirements.
For more information on the different classifications please visit our legislation and regulations
Fire damper maintenance and testing is imperative. Fire dampers are designed to stop the spread of fire through ducts, walls, floors and ceilings. This is why it is so important to ensure they work.
Fire dampers can slow down the spread of fire meaning you will have longer to evacuate anyone from the shopping centre.
To learn more, please visit our fire dampers