Fire curtains are essential for helping to reduce the risk of a fire spreading in your home, your business, or your property. Beyond damage to buildings and properties, fire curtains can be the difference between life and death.
Accidental fires can strike at any time and should the worst happen, fire curtains can provide vital protection when needed.
Fire Curtains Servicing & Maintenance
Fire safety is not something to be taken lightly, you need to ensure that you are taking all the necessary precautions with your property. This includes servicing and maintaining your fire curtains.
Does Your Fire Curtain Need to be Maintained?
Once an automatic fire curtain is fitted in your building, it is your responsibility – as the building occupier – to ensure that the curtain stays fully operational.
Otherwise, you could be leaving the building and its occupants vulnerable to risks of fire. You would also be violating fire regulations and insurance requirements of your building.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 includes recommendations for how to maintain fire curtains and compels the building occupier to do so by following the manufacturers’ instructions. Under BS 8524-2, the Order outlines recommendations for fire curtain servicing. Keep in mind that infringing these terms could result in you facing prosecution.
For added peace of mind, for each automatic fire curtain that K&D Systems provides and fits, we agree on a maintenance programme that includes guaranteed backup and support as well as online telephone advice and support.
How Often do Fire Curtains Need to be Inspected?
The frequency of inspection depends on how active your fire protection system is.
If you perform a fire test every week, then you really should have them inspected every quarter. However, less active systems will usually only need a yearly inspection to check the internal rechargeable batteries and to make sure that your system has no critical wear and tear.
If a system has been damaged in some way, you must check your system immediately.
Get in Touch With K&D Systems
Fire curtains are built to save lives so making sure they are working correctly and effectively is of paramount importance. If the unthinkable should happen, don’t let your system fail because of maintenance neglect.
Get in touch with the K&D Systems team today for more advice and a free quotation.