AOV’s & Smoke Ventilation


AOV Call PointWe at MJ Fire Safety are specialists in fire safety within residential blocks, most new developments and a most purpose built residential blocks will have a system to remove dangerous smoke from escape routes. AOV’s or automatically opening vents are designed to allow free egress to evacuating residents and safe fire fighting lobbies and shafts for fire fighters.  Management companies and committees and the responsible person for fire safety within the premises are responsible for the ensuring statutory inspection & maintenance of smoke ventilation systems.

Our management and maintenance teams can help you put together service logs and testing schedules to ensure you meet this statutory requirement and ensure your building’s system is compliant. The building occupants’ safety relies on your regular maintenance of the Automatic Opening Ventilation (A.O.V.) system.

Typically, we will schedule six monthly maintenance visits, our service agreement will allow access to our 24 hour emergency call out service and technical support over the telephone.

All Smoke Vent Systems maintenance and servicing conforms to the following regulations & standards and helps you as the responsible person meet your obligations under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

·  Building Regulations – Approved Document B

·  BS7346

·  BS5588

·  BS9999

·  BS9991

If you have any questions about whether your building needs a smoke ventilation system maintenance and inspection regime, please give us a call and we will advise you of what is required and how this can be implemented as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Likewise, if you have had any actuators fail, vents not open or if your system is indicating any faults, please get in contact with us and we can arrange for an engineer to attend.