Getting the right fire extinguisher

If a fire starts in the office environment, the usual policy is to get everyone out as quickly as possible and call the fire brigade.

There are many demands placed on the modern Fire and Rescue Service that require modern Health and Safety and Personal Development extinguishers

However there may be times when a fire is discovered at an early stage and is considered controllable. In such a situation an attempt to extinguish the fire using buy gold fire extinguishing equipment should only be made if:

Sufficient training has been provided on using fire extinguishers
An escape route has been established. However fires can spread very quickly and if the situation escalates and becomes uncontrollable then it must be abandoned immediately.

Take charge and review what you have in place with regards to fire protection and risk assessments.

But by the very nature of these systems once they are installed they are often overlooked or assumed to be maintained by the local fire authorities.

Choosing extinguishers

It is essential that every fire extinguisher on site conforms to the appropriate British Standard i.e. it must carry the kite mark or the special BAFE exit

Where to site your extinguishers

Fire extinguishers should be bracket or stand mounted:

  • Where they can be reached quickly (staff should be no more than 30 metres away from a fire extinguisher)
  • Preferably on an escape route near to alarm points
  • Where they are clearly visible i.e. not hidden behind doors or furniture
  • Fixed to the wall at a height where it can be reached (up to 4 kg - 1.5m from the floor, more than 4kg at about 1m from the floor).
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  • Where they are accessible at all times. (i.e. not used as door props)
  • Away from any heat source (e.g. radiators, kettles, cookers etc.)

Our staff have come from major fire companies and have a wealth of knowledge and experience with a broad range of fire equipment and systems.

Fire Risk Assessment

The CD enables you to cover your own fire risk assessment with all guides and includes: 7 Fire Training Sessions Operation & Type of Extinguishers Bomb Threat checklist Staff Training Records Fire Precautions Log Book Automatic / Manual Operation Fire Risk Assessment Fire Management Plans Fire Hot Work Policy Licence covers 25 users.

Our company is based on honesty and we promise that we will not knowingly ever sell or replace anything that you do not need or require.

Every day 2 people are killed and another 50 are injured by fire in the UK each and every day. According to recent statistics there are around 70,000 vehicle fires every year, thats around 200 a day. Fit Firetrace to your vehicle today.

Take charge and review what you have in place with regards to fire protection and risk assessments.

This chart shows a typical maintenance programme.

Extinguisher type Basic service Extended service Overhaul & recharge
Water & foam Annually 5 yearly
Powder Annually 5 yearly
CO2 Annually 5 yearly 10 yearly