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Want to protect your premises against fire but unsure of the best way to purchase fire extinguishers? We know that fire safety compliance can be confusing, which is why our experienced team can find the right fire extinguisher for your premises, ensuring that you have the minimum legal amount to stay compliant and keep your employees and your building safe.
At FireCare, we have a vast amount of experience helping businesses across the South Coast with their fire safety needs. Our professional team are here to suggest practical, pragmatic steps to help you improve your compliance and better protect your people, premises and property.
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For advice about fire extinguisher compliance, to find out more about our fire extinguisher training or to arrange to have units installed, get in touch with us today by completing our contact form, and a member of our team will be in touch.
What Fire Extinguishers Does Your Business Require?
In most office environments, water and CO2 extinguishers are often sufficient, but if your business stores or uses flammable liquids or gases, additional extinguishers may also be required. Your Fire Risk Assessment should detail the quantity, type and location of each extinguisher installed in your premises, in addition to the last date of service.
How Often Should I Service our Fire Extinguishers?
Fire extinguishers should be serviced on an annual basis to ensure your business continues to meet all applicable legal requirements.
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What are the Consequences of Not Having Fire Extinguishers?
Failure to comply not only puts your business at greater risk of prosecution and incident, but also jeopardises your insurance coverage.
Can I Buy Fire Extinguishers Online?
By law, all extinguishers must be commissioned onsite to BS5306 standards by a qualified engineer. Online shops can’t offer this service, but the expert engineers employed by FireCare Security & Electrical Ltd can.
Portable extinguishers can put out many small fires before they spread, protecting your people, premises, and property from potential harm. A key component of your fire safety plans, it is vital that you equip your buildings with the correct extinguishers for each type of fire risk, train your staff in how to use them, and service and maintain the extinguishers to ensure that they are in perfect working order should you need them.
From a legal perspective too, all business owners have a responsibility to ensure that any organisation occupying an area up to 400 sq. metres has at least 2 x water and 1 x CO2 extinguishers to cover all fire risks. Larger premises require additional extinguishers, as appropriate.
At FireCare Security & Electrical, we take the burden of procuring, servicing and training staff on extinguisher use, so that you can concentrate on running your business. As part of our fire extinguisher solution, we’ll inspect your premises, determine which extinguishers are needed, and then supply, commission and install them. On an annual basis, and at a date and time convenient to your business, we’ll service your extinguishers – ensuring that your business complies with all applicable legal requirements, whilst doing everything possible to ensure the safety of your team.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER FAQS
There are 5 main fire extinguisher types in the UK:
- Water Extinguishers - Water fire extinguisher use is limited to wood, paper and textiles only.
- Foam Extinguishers - Foam fire extinguisher use is limited to wood, paper and textiles and flammable liquids.
- Co2 Extinguishers / Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers - Co2 fire extinguisher use is limited to flammable liquids and electrical fires.
- ABC Powder Extinguishers - Dry powder fire extinguishers can be used on most types of fires apart from oil and fat fires, but their use is limited due to visibility and breathing difficulties.
- Wet Chemical Extinguishers - Wet chemical fire extinguishers can be used on wood, paper and textiles and fires involving cooking oils and fats.
Suitable electrical fire extinguisher colours, are black and blue. Black is Co2 and blue fire extinguishers are dry powder.
There are different fire extinguisher classes in the UK and each fire extinguisher type and its uses are colour coded. The different colours and types are:
- Red - Water
- Pink - Foam Spray
- Black - Co2
- Blue - Dry Powder
- Yellow - Wet Chemical
There are 3 types of extinguisher that are suitable for flammable liquid fires:
- Foam Extinguishers
- Co2 / Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers
- Dry Powder Extinguishers
Water jet extinguishers work by spraying a jet of water onto the burning materials, having a cooling effect and preventing them from re-igniting.
Water mist extinguishers work by using a very fine spray of water droplets towards the burning materials. Each droplet of water is surrounded by air which is non-conductive.
"We have recently engaged FireCare to undertake our Fire Risk Assessment and service our extinguishers, emergency lighting and roller shutter door. We have been very happy with the polite, professional service and would not hesitate to recommend them."
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