While there is quite a good understanding of the cause and spread of fire in buildings, the same can not be said about the importance of having properly installed and maintained smoke control systems.
Often, building operators place more emphasis on maintaining fire alarm panels and sprinkler systems and ignore their smoke control systems. Commonly, this is because of the perceived complexity of the systems and sometimes this can be because a building has been handed over to new management and no service information has passed over with it.
Whether it is intentional or unintentional, the outcome of such negligence can be fatal. At Colt, we just don’t think that’s right.
Smoke Control systems provide clear escape and access routes to occupants and fire brigades.
Smoke Control equipment is considered life-safety equipment and it is recommended that systems be serviced annually. Find out more here.