Your Colt Smoke Control Maintenance Checklist
Under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO), the “Responsible Person” (typically a building owner and/or operator) must ensure their smoke control systems are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair at all times. If this is you, it is your responsibility to check that contractors have the qualifications, accreditations and training to work in accordance with the latest regulations. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) suggests that the “smoke control system should be maintained by a competent person who is familiar with the fire engineering performance specifications of that specific system”.
The “Responsible Person” must also keep an accurate record of any maintenance done to the system. In the event of a fire, these records may be requested, for example, to make an insurance claim.
Use our helpful checklist below to see what maintenance actions need to be taken to ensure compliance with the law.