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A portable Fire Extinguisher is your first line of defence against a Fire and perhaps the most important part of your fire safety strategy. It is not enough to simply have fire extinguishers. Your Fire Extinguishers must be correctly selected for the space, mounted, inspected and tagged by a Certified company. Fire Extinguishers must be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure they are in proper working order.
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE
Seals can deteriorate, valves can stick, and a fire extinguisher can become knocked and dented simply by being part of a building’s fixtures and fittings
Fire extinguisher maintenance and care in accordance with the Code of Practice stipulated in British Standard 5306 part 3 should be integrated into your premises Fire Risk Assessment and is, in effect, a legal requirement of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Not only should your Fire Extinguisher service be carried out every 12 months but also on installation of all new fire extinguishers. Immediately prior to placing a new fire extinguisher in its designated place, the extinguisher must undergo the sequence of commissioning service actions as described in the British Standards 5306-3 Annex B, taking into account the safety precautions given in Annex C. A weekly or monthly visual inspection should also be carried out on site by the client’s responsible person or someone delegated to carry out the task.
Choose correct Extinguisher
In the event of a fire, using the correct extinguisher is as important as discovering the fire itself. All modern fire extinguishers are clearly marked as to the type of fire they should be used on, so you can tackle small fires safely and easily. There are 5 main fire extinguishers currently in use and each fire extinguisher has instructions stating what type of fire it can be used on.
All businesses have a responsibility to protect their employees. Providing your staff with maintained Fire Protection equipment will ensure they have the best chance of avoiding harm in an emergency, minimise damage to your property and remain compliant with safety standards. The servicing of fire extinguishers must be conducted by an experienced technician.
Ask our qualified Engineers about compliance. We help businesses across the country meet their legal obligations and provide safe working environments for employees. If you have any questions about your individual business requirements, get in touch today. We can help you secure your workplace with premium fire extinguisher servicing.
For a qualified BAFE approved Fire Extinguisher service, Contact Integral Fire’s Expert team today. We’ll check every part of your equipment to make sure your team members are protected. No matter what type of Fire Protection equipment on your property, our Engineers have the knowledge and experience to get the job done.