Fire Curtain Maintenance & Servicing
Scheduled fire curtain maintenance
Fire curtain maintenance is a legal requirement in a professional setting. Active fire curtains should be serviced twice a year as a minimum.
In certain circumstances you might be OK with once per year, but we do not recommend it for critical fire/life safety products.
You may need to have them serviced more frequently, though, depending on a number of factors, such as:
- curtain usage
- occupancy of the building
- age of the fire curtain system
Rolling two year agreement
We recommend rolling two year fire curtain maintenance contracts as this allows the full cycle of servicing and maintenance to be carried out by the same competent professional and includes replacement of backup batteries which needs to take place every two years.
Without regular replacement, the battery begins to fail intermittently which causes issues with the curtains activating and not retracting, leaving the curtain in the down position until rectified.
After each service visit you’ll get a full written ‘health check’ of your fire curtains, together with photographs or videos evidencing any defects reported. We carry out any remedials possible during the visit to save further work or a problem escalating into something more costly. If there are still further works required after the visit you’ll receive a quote for the same, together with the health check report.
Free fire curtain survey
Normally £395 for the first curtain, and £195 each thereafter, grab your free Fire Curtain Safety Survey:
- Detailed report with photo evidence
- No obligation
Fire Curtain Maintenance Packages
Basic · in office hours*
1st curtain – £395 · Subsequent – £195
- Full survey of fire curtain
- Basic report
Standard · in office hours*
1st curtain – £495 · Subsequent – £285
- All basic services
- Comprehensive reports
- Report within 48 hrs
- Site meeting
Premium · out of office hours*
1st curtain – £550 · Subsequent – £365
- All basic and standard services
- Out-of-work hours
- Expected response within 48 hrs
*For fire curtain maintenance packages involving installations located above 3.5 metres, equipment may be required to access the control panel, including the motor within the headbox, to conduct the service. This will incur an additional fee.
Maintenance & Repair Call-outs
Call-outs are necessary to repair a fault or fix problems with fire curtain system. This often comes with a sense of urgency or emergency.
We also commonly see call-outs from companies that are between SMS packages for their Fire Curtains.
Typical problems we find/solve include:
- Fire Curtains popping free from guides
- Batteries that need replacing
- Non-functioning control panels
- Curtains not descending during testing
- Tears or rips in the curtain fabric
For urgent servicing, please call 0151 422 9111.
Prices vary depending on: location; number of fire and smoke curtains; the requirements of any repair work.
Business hours · Mon – Fri · 7am – 5pm · £275
Out of business hours · Mon – Fri · 5pm – 7am · £355
Weekends and public holidays · 7am – 5pm · £425
Out of Hours Rates · 1.5 x and weekends and Public Holidays 2.0x
Why choose Adexon for Fire Curtain maintenance?
90% of call-outs are attended within 48 hrs, by one of our experienced engineers.
Experienced with most existing fire and smoke curtain types so will be familiar with most, if not all, manufacturer’s models.
Offices across the UK mean we can provide engineers to any location.
We are trusted to deliver maintenance and servicing packages to some of the most prestigious locations.
Experienced in a variety of building types, from offices and GP surgeries to local schools.
Experienced with large quantity SMS packages, as well as the singular.
Fire Curtain Maintenance: Legal Obligations
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 you may have a statutory obligation to maintain fire and smoke curtains.
Some applicable extracts:
17. (1) Where necessary in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons the responsible person must ensure that the premises and any facilities, equipment and devices provided in respect of the premises under this Order or, subject to paragraph (6), under any other enactment, including any enactment repealed or revoked by this Order, are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.
(2) Where the premises form part of a building, the responsible person may make arrangements with the occupier of any other premises forming part of the building for the purpose of ensuring that the requirements of paragraph (1) are met.
(3) Paragraph (2) applies even if the other premises are not premises to which this Order applies.
(4) The occupier of the other premises must co-operate with the responsible person for the purposes of paragraph (2).
(5) Where the occupier of the other premises is not also the owner of those premises, the references to the occupier in paragraphs (2) and (4) are to be taken to be references to both the occupier and the owner.
(6) Paragraph (1) only applies to facilities, equipment and devices provided under other enactments where they are provided in connection with general fire precautions.
As well as maintaining your doors you will be fulfilling your Health & Safety obligations to staff and visitors, as stated in The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992:
5. “The workplace and the equipment, devices and systems to which this regulation applies shall be maintained (including cleaned as appropriate) in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.”