There are many reasons that a business needs fire extinguishers. They are required in a whole variety of properties. It’s important to ensure that if your premises requires fire extinguishers, you get the right type and know how to use them.

Here are five key reasons to get fire extinguishers for your business:

Business Safety Needs and Fire Extinguishers

Top of the list is of course safety. Fire extinguishers can help to improve the safety of your premises. They are crucial in protecting your employees, customers and property from fires.

Legal Compliance

If a fire risk assessment requires your business to have fire extinguishers on hand, you need to get them. According to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO), proper fire fighting equipment should be provided – including portable fire extinguishers – where there’s a risk. It’s important to ensure any equipment you have is accessible and clearly sign posted.

Fire-fighting and fire detection

13.—(1) Where necessary (whether due to the features of the premises, the activity carried on there, any hazard present or any other relevant circumstances) in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons, the responsible person must ensure that—

(a)the premises are, to the extent that it is appropriate, equipped with appropriate fire-fighting equipment and with fire detectors and alarms; and

(b)any non-automatic fire-fighting equipment so provided is easily accessible, simple to use and indicated by signs.

RRO – legilsation.go.vuk

Fire Extinguishers Provide A Quick Response

Fire Extinguishers provide a fast effective way to put out small fires before they grow into larger more dangerous fires. It’s important to train your staff to ensure this response is as effective as possible, and to make sure that no one is taking unnecessary risks.

Cost Saving For Business

Fire extinguishers are a relatively cheap resource and worth investing in. By having fire extinguishers readily available you can prevent small fires from causing significant damage and costly repairs.


Fire extinguishers provide reassurance. Knowing that you have fire extinguishers on hand can give you and your employees peace of mind and help you feel prepared in case on an emergency.

Buy fire extinguishers from us and we’ll deliver, fit and commission them all included in the price!

We also install and maintain fire alarm systems – ask our team for details when you’re ordering your fire extinguishers.

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