Fire Extinguisher Sales and Servicing
Does your business need to have fire extinguishers? The textbook answer would be that the result of your fire risk assessment will determine your requirement. However government guidelines suggest that even a one-room shop should have at least one dry-powder extinguisher.
How many you may need and what type is dependant upon the risks within your building and its physical size. Our FETA qualified surveyors are happy to advise you in the choice of fire extinguishers for your business.
Once extinguishers are in place it is a legal requirement to have them serviced annually. Every extinguisher requires at least a basic service annually and some require extended services on five year cycles; stored-pressure extinguishers (which can be identified by the presence of a pressure gauge) require extended services every five years. CO2 extinguishers require only a basic service annually until they reach ten years at which point they need to be overhauled.
For more in-depth detail on annual servicing requirement watch this short video:
In the case of a fire using a well maintained fire extinguisher can make the difference between a mere incident and a full scale disaster. Extinguishers provide the necessary protection for employees and visitors alike. It is a legal requirement to have extinguishers serviced and maintained by a competent engineer and suitable fire protection is an insurance requirement. All our extinguishers conform to BS 5306 and come with a minimum 12 month guarantee.
Our F.E.T.A. qualified service engineers carry out extinguisher maintenance in accordance with British Standard BS5306 Pt 3. After use an extinguisher must be recharged or replaced and all extinguishers should be fully serviced annually. Our service department automatically reminds you when your annual service is due and make the necessary arrangements for a service visit.
Reports and Certification
We include as standard a certificate-of-inspection and a written report stating the number and type of fire extinguishers along with any recommendations or advice from the service engineer. Also included within our report are discharge-testing dates for your extinguishers which allows you to accurately budget for your fire safety requirements in the future.