Smoke Ventilation for Office Buildings

If you work in facilities for an office building, you will no doubt be aware that there are certain health and safety conditions you need to meet to make sure you are prepared in the event of a fire. Something that can really make a difference is a good smoke ventilation system for your building.

Without this, if there was a fire, smoke would build up a lot faster, making it harder for people to escape. This could be an especial problem in larger buildings, as you are not allowed to use the lifts in the event of a fire and so would be reliant on the staircases. If you were descending from several floors up and all the staircases and corridors you needed were filled with smoke, this would naturally be really difficult.

This is why it’s so important to have good smoke ventilation systems for your offices. This can include ventilation flaps that are triggered to open when they detect smoke, letting it out as soon as possible. Smoke shaft fire doors can also be used to ventilate hot smoke, helping to clear the way for anyone trying to escape the building.

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