Simon Plummer
Simon Plummer
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Simon Plummer has over 30 years’ experience in the fan industry, 20 years with smoke ventilation products, and is an active member of the Smoke Control Association.

Smoke and mirrors

Smoke shafts are simple, yet effective, ventilation systems that help maintain tenable conditions in common escape routes in the event of a fire. Mechanically ventilated smoke shafts are now a widely used solution, yet there is still an air of…

Clearing the air on mechanical smoke extraction guidance

The current lack of definitive guidance for auditing mechanical smoke extraction designs in high-rise buildings means that their specification is often based on cost rather than verifiable information on their performance. Simon Plummer, national fire safety manager at FläktGroup, explains…