Baggage handling at Heathrow Terminals 2 and 5
Large baggage handling zones have unique fire risk assessments with escape routes, machinery and air quality to consider.
Every year 70 million passengers pass through Heathrow airport. If you assume an average of one piece of luggage per passenger, then you’re looking at 190,000 or more items getting handled every single day.
That means the facilities on site have to be up to the task of managing that vast flow of traffic while offering safe and healthy working environments for the staff tasked with making sure your suitcase reaches its destination unscathed.
Brakel Airvent was appointed to the project of maintaining smoke control systems in the baggage handling zones of terminals two and five, following a tendering process and in partnership with Honeywell. We were handed responsibility for ensuring the ongoing operation of pressurisation systems, smoke extract fans and smoke and fire dampers. All these systems contribute toward ensuring smoke safety in the building and can prove vital in protecting lives and property in case of a fire.
We scheduled our works very specifically to streamline and minimise our attendance on site (to reduce disruption) and have undertaken works to improve airflow in ducting – it’s the Brakel Airvent way to not just fix things but to make them better in the long term.