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Smoke Vent Maintenance

PLP Fire Protection carry out Smoke Ventilation maintenance and repair work to a wide range of automatic and manually operated smoke vent systems.

Smoke vent systems are commonly installed in residential apartment blocks to ensure stairways and communal corridors remain relatively free from smoke and heat in the event of a fire to enable occupants of the building to escape and the fire service to enter the building safely.

It is important that your smoke ventilation systems are maintained by a suitably qualified and accredited company, The Smoke Control Association (SCA) State –

“Maintenance of smoke ventilation systems (including AOVs) should only be undertaken by competent organisations that are both members of the Smoke Control Association (SCA) and accredited to IFC Certification SDI 19 third party competence scheme.”

PLP Fire Protection hold Full IFC SDI 19 Certification and are members of the Smoke Control Association (SCA), therefore you can be safe in the knowledge that the company you are appointing are appropriately qualified and third party accredited in smoke ventilation systems, this will also satisfy your insurance provider and fulfil your responsibilities as the responsible person under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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The IFC SDI 19 Certification scheme is for companies involved in the installation of smoke control systems, developed to ensure a suitable level of competency in relation to fire strategy verification, system design and the installation of smoke control systems, the scheme also covers the company’s ability to offer and provide an appropriate level of service and maintenance.

It is a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that your smoke vent systems are covered by a contract of maintenance and kept in full working order to ensure you remain compliant.

Proper Installation of Smoke Ventilation Systems is crucial, but regular Smoke Vent maintenance and service is paramount to reliability and performance, from small staircase systems to large scale natural and mechanical systems, we can ensure you remain compliant by ensuring your smoke vent system is kept maintained and in an operational state in accordance with the fire safety order and current British Standards

We have accounts in place with major suppliers of smoke control equipment enabling us to maintain and repair many different types and makes of smoke control system.

Types of Smoke Vent systems we maintain

  • Natural Smoke Vent Systems

  • Mechanical Smoke Vent Systems

  • Car Park Smoke and CO Extract Systems

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Testing Ventilation

Why Choose Us for your Smoke Vent Maintenance?

  • IFC SDI 19 Third Party Accredited in Smoke Control Systems

  • Smoke Control Association (SCA) Member

  • Smoke Control Services (SCS) Specialist Certificated

  • Fully trained engineers

  • Full Coverage – (with engineer tracked vehicles)

  • Fully insured – (Including efficacy insurance)

  • PDA reporting and certification

  • 24/7 Call Out Cover

  • Free Telephone support

  • Accounts with major suppliers

  • Compliant and cost effective

  • CHAS and Safe Contractor Approved

  • Construction Line Approved

  • Ability to work on any system whatever the manufacture

Smoke Ventilation Testing

We can also provide weekly testing of your smoke vent system to take the pressure off the responsible person, weekly testing of your buildings smoke vent system is a legal requirement under the fire safety order for every owner/manager/landlord/occupier. This can prove difficult if the building/s you are responsible for are not local to you, busy workloads, or you are not able to visit site on a regular basis, this gives you the freedom to run your business without having to worry about remembering to carry out this essential weekly test.

Smoke Ventilation Training

If you would prefer to perform the testing yourself, arrange a free training session from one of our qualified engineers to ensure you are meeting your legal responsibilities. Testing is not the same as maintenance, so regular smoke vent maintenance will still need to be carried out by our engineers.



Victoria Industrial Park, 22, Victoria Rd, Dartford DA1 5AJ

01322 897997

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