Health Care Fire Damper Inspections
Kitchen Extract Cleaning
Kitchens in hospitals are in constant use which will cause an accumulation of oil, grease and fat inside the kitchen extract ductwork. These deposits can increase the fire risk in your care home with you are legally obliged to control.
If your care home has a kitchen then you will need to organise for the extract ductwork to be cleaned so that you comply with the TR19 standard.
If you do not comply with this standard it could be seen as legal negligence.
Ventilation ductwork cleaning
It is crucial that hospital ventilation systems meet the required HTM 03-01 regulations. If the regulations set out by this standard are not met it could mean that there is an increased health risk for patients. The link between the quality of air in an operating theatre and surgical site infection has been long known. For this reason it is vital that hospital ventilation systems are maintained.
Any proven breaches of the regulations set out by HTM 03-01 can result in prosecution.
Fire damper maintenance and testing is crucial. 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 patients.
To learn more, please visit our fire dampers