Swegon is encouraging industry to take fire and smoke damper maintenance seriously by engaging with specialists to ensure buildings and their occupants can be safeguarded.

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, the Hackitt Review called for an increase in the use of Building Information Management (BIM) in the design, construction, refurbishment and operation of all new buildings. This way, it would be possible to deliver a ‘golden thread’ of information about the building and its services to ensure occupants were safe, but also that the building continued to operate efficiently with maintenance in accordance with manufacturer instructions.

One real world example in action today is the rapid adoption by the industry of Swegon ACTIONPAC Damper Control Panels, which control ACTIONAIR dampers to slow the spread of smoke and fire. In addition to physical inspections, ACTIONPAC helps facilitate the ‘golden thread’ by using its controls capability to schedule remote damper testing at regular intervals, providing alerts should any damper need a physical visit.

Swegon’s nationwide dedicated commissioning, service and maintenance team can help the industry embrace best practice and ensure fire dampers remain in optimum working condition for the life of the building by combining the digital testing with a suitable physical inspection programme.

Just one example of how Swegon are helping facilitate safer and healthier indoor climates by supporting clients in all phases of the building’s life.