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Acceptance Testing for Smoke Shaft Systems
Fri 30 June 2017, 09:30 – 13:00 BST
A short course for contractors, approving authorities, and fire fighters.
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, fire fighters.
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.
This short course, held at the SCS Group’s purpose built training facility presents a model for a smooth handover for all parties concerned. The training will run 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.
Aimed at contractors, Building Control Officers and Approved inspectors, this half day session will give contractors and inspectors the tools to successfully manage system demonstration and acceptance. The training is offered free of charge to fire fighters, LABC and ACAI members, there is a charge for contractors.