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FAQ

WHO ARE DUCT CONTROL LTD?

Duct Control are UK, industry leading Fire Damper, TR19® Ventilation and TR19® Kitchen Extract Cleaning, Maintenance, Inspection & Testing Specialists.
With over 25 years combined expertise within the Ventilation & Hygiene industry. Our team of highly trained Duct Control Engineers provide; a refreshingly, cost effective, efficient and professional approach within the industry.
At Duct Control we can help you meet all the UK legal requirements & guidelines including: BS 9999.2017, BESA TR19®, TR19® GREASE KITCHEN EXTRACT CLEANING.

DUCT CONTROL CAN OFFER NO OBLIGATION QUOTES AND SURVEYS TO HELP YOU ASSESS YOUR FIRE DAMPER & DUCT WORK NEEDS.

WHAT SERVICES CAN DUCT CONTROL PROVIDE?

BESA TR19® KITCHEN EXTRACT CLEANING

TR19® Kitchen extract cleaning is the UK legal requirement for all catering outlets and helps prevent a fire risk in your premises. This includes a full deep clean of your kitchen canopy including filter and fans.

FIRE DAMPER INSPECTION & TESTING

In adherence to BS999.2017 legislation we inspect and test fire & smoke dampers after installation and then servicing regularly making any replacements or repairs

SPECIALISED PROJECTS

Ductwork specialised Fire Damper & Ventilation systems projects includes:

First Time Installations

Duct Work Repairs

Fire Damper Remedial Works

Duct Work Removal

Duct Lagging

AIR HANDLING UNIT (AHU) CLEANING

Duct Control AHU deep cleaning services improve air quality in for your staff and visitors as outlined under the Health & safety at work act etc 1974/Occupier’s liability Act 1984.

AIR HANDLING UNIT (AHU) MAINTENANCE

1st time installation and regular AHU maintenance contracts aligned to validate insurance and ensure UK TR19® legal compliance.

FILTER REPLACEMENT

This service replaces ventilation systems filters to help maintain air quality and prevent debris/dirt build up that causes blockages which stops air from passing through.

PHOTOGRAPHIC REPORTS

Duct Control photographic survey reports provide an comprehensive review of potential hazards, help identify remedial work requirements and provide a record of all pre and after work for building managers and insurers.

SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS

Duct Control can create full graphical representations of your buildings to act as a comprehensive Fire Damper and Ductwork map for all of your properties.

RISK ASSESSMENTS

We provide vital information on the condition of your ventilation system. Under the fire precautions (workplace) regulations 1997 (as amended 1999), it is a legal requirement to undertake a formal fire safety risk assessment and implement controls where a hazard is identified.

COVID 19: HOW ARE WE ENSURING THE SAFETY OF ENGINEERS AND CLIENTS DURING THE PANADEMIC?

At Duct Control we are working with all of our engineers to ensure that they can work safely and are able to adhere to social distancing guidance. Before any appointment, they will call ahead and confirm that both they and you, and any members of the household are well, that social distancing is possible during the job at hand and that both parties are comfortable to go ahead. You may be asked to vacate the room, to open any internal doors along the journey to fitting and open windows where possible. All our engineers carry hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes and will wear the appropriate PPE during the appointment. .

WHAT ARE THE UK LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRE DAMPERS & DUCTS?

A wide range of relevant laws and standards apply to the installation and testing of fire dampers, including:


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

BS9999:2017.

Grey Book – Association of Specialist Fire Protection.

BESA DW 145 – Guide to Good Practice for the Installation of Fire and Smoke Dampers.

BESA TR19 & BESA TR19 Kitchen Extract Cleaning – Technical Bulletin.

The Fire Safety Order 2005:2005 No1541, requires a responsible person to be designated for all properties. The responsible person must;

Take such precautions as will ensure, so far as reasonably practicable the safety of any of their employees and;

In relation to relevant persons who are not employees, take such general fire precautions as may reasonably be required in the circumstances of the case to ensure the premises are safe.

It is this person’s responsibility to ensure a risk assessment be undertaken for all aspects of fire risk and measures put in place.

If fire dampers are in use, one of these measures will be regular fire damper inspection and testing undertaken by a competent person. This is usually required on an annual basis, or more frequently in specific conditions, such as areas with high pollutants or dust

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