Smoke ventilation systems are an important part of a building’s overall fire safety system. Connected to the central fire safety system, the vents open when triggered by heat or smoke detectors, allowing for the natural ventilation of air and smoke. This is critical during a fire, as smoke inhalation is a major factor in delaying safe escape, while smoke can also cause visibility issues.
A smoke ventilation system can form part of the requirements under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, as part of a responsible person’s duty to ensure that building occupants have effective emergency exit route.
The system can be made up of a small number of individual vents, with either mechanical or automatic opening, and scale right up to a multi-device, multi-zoned system, depending on the requirements at your facility.
Maintaining your smoke ventilation system
Any fire safety equipment must be properly inspected and maintained according to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Amthal can support you in carrying out monthly inspections to ensure the continued operation of your system