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Smoke control systems: The benefits of self-testing and remote monitoring

As with all mechanical and electrical services within buildings, a smoke control system is only effective if it is adequately maintained and kept in good working order. But should a fault occur between tests it is important that it does not go unnoticed, or that a regular weekly or monthly test is not overlooked due to unavailability of personel.

A self-testing and remote monitoring solution can help to ensure that your systems is working properly, and that you stay compliant. Let's take a look...

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Don’t turn a blind eye to smoke control maintenance

Smoke control systems are an important fire safety measure for high-rise residential buildings. They are provided to keep escape routes clear of smoke to allow people to safely exit the building in an emergency and to allow firefighters clear access to fight the fire and carry out rescue operations.

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Electrical contractor self-installs mechanical smoke shaft system

Wheeler Electrical won the electrical contract for the new student accommodation at Camberwell College of Arts, which included installing an 11-storey mechanical smoke shaft system. With support from Easivent, Wheeler Electrical decided to self-install the system using Easivent’s modular smoke shaft system. Read our case study...

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Ensure you understand smoke control for residential buildings

Easivent offers a comprehensive range of AOV kits designed specifically for self-installation by mechanical and electrical contractors.  The product range comprises kits containing ventilators or actuators, control panels, smoke detectors and switches designed to work out of the box without the need for specialist installation or commissioning service.  Although smoke control systems can be onerous to design and install for complex buildings, the majority of smoke shaft and AOV systems are very similar and well within the capability of a competent trade contractor.

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How are Fantasy Football managers coping with the international break?

The race for the title has still a long way to go and everything is still to play for, but it's no time to be complacent while we are in the international break.

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Self-install AOV kits can benefit your bottom line

Take advantage of the AOV kit approach and gain many benefits for your smoke control project.

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How to select the best AOV kit for the job

To make it really straightforward for you, we’ve now produced this simple step-by-step guide to selecting the best AOV kit for your project.


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SCS Group strikes gold with IIP accreditation

SCS Group has been awarded Gold accreditation against the Investors in People (IIP) Standard, joining the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management.

Easivent is the SCS Group online store for components, controls and replacement parts. We're thrilled to announce that SCS Group, the smoke control, Building Energy Management Systems and natural ventilation company, has been awarded the accreditation, following an IIP assessment in July.

SCS Group is proud to employ happy and motivated staff, attaining a high standard of industry-leading customer service. All employees are shareholders so they really care about the service they deliver.

The IIP Assessor said: “Values are at the heart of how SCS Group operates with its clients, partners, employees, suppliers and external subcontractors. It is embedded in ‘how we do things around here’ to day to day approach to working with each other and with clients and supplier partners.”

She added: “A lot of work has been done on the recognition and reward strategy to ensure that those who do perform very well are rewarded appropriately…

“The low staff turnover and high retention rates support the appreciation of SCS Group as a good employer.”

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