Proud to be chosen by the UK’s leading FM professionals
We recently spent a little time reviewing our client list – checking project statuses, reviewing resources, scoping out business opportunities etc. – and suddenly it hit us: “this is quite an impressive list!”
Brakel Airvent is the UK’s leading provider of planned preventative maintenance and emergency call-out service for smoke control ventilation systems, working alongside fire detection and firefighting partners to ensure the nation’s people and assets are kept safe whenever a fire breaks out in a building. Hazardous smoke is kept away from means of escape and arriving fire fighters using systems that can only operate – and be relied on to save lives – if they are properly maintained and regularly tested. We deliver this service to a large number of the country’s leading FM (facility management) professionals – either directly or as a subcontractor according to the end user’s needs.
Even in this age of ‘total’ facilities management (TFM) contracts, it’s a recognised fact that smoke control systems carry their own unique challenges and it takes a qualified, certified, FIRAS-accredited expert to make sure the work is undertaken to suitable standards. The advantages of a TFM arrangement can be many, but unless the right people are working on the right services, you run the risk of quality and cost implications down the line.
Smoke control systems often comprise multiple parts and – especially in older buildings – there may be incomplete records regarding the location of key components such as dampers, wiring or even local control panels. Brakel Airvent is FIRAS-accredited and our site surveys are comprehensive. We offer a safety-focused maintenance service based around best value for end users, facilities managers and everyone in between.
“Many companies have previously attempted to include smoke control in their package of works under the assumption that it’s just another form of HVAC,” comments Brakel Airvent director Charles Hurdman. “But many also realise that you need experience and understanding of legislation such as the RRO to appreciate the complexity and importance of what needs to be done. The kind of expertise only a dedicated specialist can bring and that’s why the UK’s leading FM professionals choose to work with us.”