SMOKE control is an important life safety feature of any building.
Equipment and systems relating to smoke control and ventilation must be designed and installed correctly for the building to ensure safety of occupants and where appropriate, firefighters.
Mechanical smoke shaft systems are commonly installed as part of a fire-engineered approach to safety in buildings and the presentation by contractors and acceptance of these by Building Control Officers is a key event in the handover process of construction projects.
These are routinely conducted in an ad hoc manner with little structure, evidence of commissioning, or record of performance data. It is common for demonstrations to be repeated several times for to a variety of reasons including system non-performance, absence of key personnel and incomplete interfaces with other systems.
A short course for contractors, approving authorities, and firefighters held at the SCS Group’s purpose-built training facility presents a model for a smooth handover for all parties concerned. The training runs through the commissioning procedure and key data that should be recorded and sets out a demonstration procedure that covers all of the vital functions of the system in an efficient and robust manner.
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Aimed at contractors, Building Control Officers and Approved inspectors, the half-day session gives contractors and inspectors the tools to successfully manage system demonstration and acceptance. The training is free of charge to firefighters, LABC and ACAI members, there is a charge for contractors. All ticket types are available through Eventbrite.
The SCS Group, with over 20 years’ experience, has designed, manufactured and installed smoke control systems in thousands of buildings across the UK. Working with a small number of strategic customers, the company’s project teams have earned a reputation for technical excellence, reliability and customer service and the product supply arm Easivent has developed a comprehensive product range covering AOVs and natural and mechanical smoke shafts.