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DAMPER TESTING IN NON-HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

8 OUT OF 10 NON-HEALTHCARE FACILITIES HAVE NOT INSPECTED THEIR DAMPERS*

Do you know what the code is for damper testing and damper repair?

NFPA 80 states that:

19.4.1          Each damper shall be tested and inspected 1 year after installation

19.4.1.1.     The test and inspection frequency shall then be every 4 years except in hospitals where the frequency shall then be every six years

NFPA 105 states that:

6.5.1          Smoke dampers for dedicated and non-dedicated smoke control systems shall be inspected and tested in accordance with NFPA 92A, Standard for Smoke-Control Systems Utilizing Barriers and Pressure Differences

6.5.2 Each damper shall be tested and inspected one year after installation.  The test and inspection frequency shall then be every 4 years, except in hospitals where the frequency shall be every 6 years.

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NFPA Code has very specific, detailed inspection and reporting requirements.


To learn more about the testing requirements for fire damper testing, smoke damper testing and fire and smoke damper repair, please visit our website, www.LifeSafetyServices.com or contact LSS Life Safety Services directly, 1.888.675.4519.


Techs and Training

LSS Life Safety Services is very fortunate to have the opportunity work with the very best service technicians in the Fire Damper Testing industry. Our manufacturer and OSHA training for the service technicians helps to reduce on

LSS Technician Performing Fire Damper Inspection

LSS Technician Performing Fire Damper Inspection

the job injuries and ensure that work is completed in a timely fashion. Technicians are put through background checks and drug screening, infection control training, confined space training, customer skills training, manufacturer training and NFPA code training just to name a few.  Additionally, some of the top fire safety product manufacturers provide our service technicians with industry leading training courses and certifications. We pride ourselves in performing the best fire and smoke damper inspections in the industry. Thanks to our technicians for doing such an outstanding job in the field!