Fire Extinguishers

We offer an array of fire extinguisher services, including:

  • Survey

  • Supply

  • Commission

  • Installation

  • Maintenance contracts

  • Fire safety signs

  • Ancillary equipment.

 

You can rest assured that we supply high-quality fire extinguishers from Europe’s leading manufacturers, ensuring the most suitable installation for the types of business and usage. All of our extinguishers are kite marked to BS EN3:1996 and manufactured to the highest standards. 

 

We also operate a complete site asset register for all sites which includes: location, equipment type and new / test dates. This register is available to all of our customers upon request.

For more information on our range of fire extinguisher services, please click through to the pages in this section.

 

Survey, Supply, Commission & Installation

We survey, supply, commission and install a range of fire extinguishers for any type of use or building for all manner of businesses. We install high quality equipment from leading manufacturers, ensuring the most suitable installation for the type of business and usage.

All of our work complies to British Standards – BS5306-3:2009 & BS5306-8:2012.

The Installation Process

Stage 1 - Survey

The first stage with fire extinguishers is to carry out a full site survey, to identify specific fire risks and obtain floor area sizes in order to give the correct advice.

Whether this is for a new installation, modification or extension to an existing building, we are able to help.

Once your needs have been fully assessed by one of our experts in line with current British Standards, we then put together a proposal and quotation for the best option available to meet your requirements and budget.

Stage 2 - Supply

There is a wide choice of portable fire extinguishers available dependent upon the location and use.  We supply quality equipment from leading manufacturers, from conventional equipment to specialist extinguishers.

For the types of fire extinguishers available please see fire extinguisher types section.  Whatever fire risk is presented to us the appropriate extinguishing equipment will be used.

Stage 3 - Commissioning

Our qualified technicians then carry out commissioning on your equipment.

Commissioning of portable fire extinguishers is a requirement of British Standards.  Only once this work has been carried out will we proceed to install the equipment required.

On completion of fire extinguisher commissioning a commissioning certificate will be issued.

Stage 4 - Installation

Our expert and fully qualified technicians will install your new equipment with minimum disruption to your business. Our installation work is carried out to the highest standards.

We have a range of complimentary fire extinguisher products available including stands, trolleys etc.  Please see our ancillary products page for more information.

Following your installation, we will compile a complete an asset register, which includes locations, equipment type, new/test dates. This is available to all of our customers if requested.

Maintenance

Once your new equipment is commissioned and installed we offer a range of fire extinguisher maintenance packages to suit you.

All fire extinguisher services performed are carried out in accordance with the relevant British Codes of Practice by fully trained and competent technicians.

In addition, we are able to service, dry & wet rising mains, fire hydrants, fire doors, fire alarm systems and emergency lighting. 

 

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

We have a choice of fire extinguisher maintenance contracts available to ensure you are always kept legally compliant. We have call-out services available in the event that you need equipment refilling. All fire extinguisher services performed are carried out in accordance with the relevant British Codes of Practice by fully trained and competent technicians who are all CRB registered.

With service centres across the UK, we offer a national service delivered locally to all areas of business and commerce.

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Accreditation

Regular servicing and maintenance of your fire extinguishers is a legal requirement. It will also give you assurance that your fire extinguishers will work when they are needed most.

How often should I have my fire extinguishers serviced?

All fire extinguishers should be serviced annually to the current British Standards i.e. BS 5306 part 3 and BS 5306 part 8.

All of our portable fire extinguisher Technicians are fully trained and keep up to date with all the current codes of practice and therefore deliver more than just maintenance of fire extinguishers.

Benefits of Fire extinguisher Maintenance

Extinguisher maintenance by an approved Technician provides many benefits for your business.

The Technician’s first duty is to carry out the work they are employed for, primarily the service of portable extinguishers,

to the current British Standard 5306 part 3. However, many other elements are considered during the visit, such as:

  • Is the equipment in place is fit for the risk it is provided for? This could include relocating and fitting any equipment that has been moved around. 

  • Review of new machinery, changes in processes, new products being used or manufactured, an added kitchen or temporary Portakabin. These areas need evaluation to consider whether, the Fire Risk level has changed, increased or even decreased. 

  • Departments also move inside buildings and the change in fire risk is often not even considered.

  • Also, is there any signs of damage or tampering? 

  • The Fire extinguisher Technician is fully trained to recognise all of these areas and will advise on the movement of equipment or, change of equipment if required, using BS 5306 part 8 as the reference document or indeed their bible.

  • The Technician will also inform the staff on the type of portable equipment, and give instruction on how to safely use the extinguishers and what to use them on.

 

What fire extinguisher service & maintenance packages do we offer?

Standard

The standard service is based upon an attendance charge plus a price per extinguisher and per fire blanket. All parts used are charged in addition to the standard cost.

Inclusive

The Inclusive service is based upon an attendance charge plus a price per extinguisher and £0 per blanket. Consumable parts used are included with major parts & refills charged in addition.

Premier Plus

The Premier Plus service is based upon an attendance charge plus a price per extinguisher (Depending on type). This includes everything from parts, refills and replacement extinguishers. It doesn’t include refills or replacements due to misuse, vandalism or theft.

Guide To Fire Classes

Fire extinguishers help extinguish different classes of fire from A-F.   Fire classification systems have been developed to aid the extinction process, detailing which extinguishing agents are the most appropriate for the various types of fire. The fire triangle theory tells us that, in order for a fire to ignite and develop, there must be three elements present: a heat source, oxygen and fuel. It is the fuel element that dictates fire type, as the fire classes are characterised by the burning material involved.

There are currently no universal guidelines for fire classification. However, in the UK, we follow the British Standard EN-3 (Classification of Fires), which uses five broad fire classes:

  • Class A fires – involve organic solids such as paper and wood.

  • Class B fires – involve flammable or combustible liquids.

  • Class C fires – involve flammable gases.

  • Class D fires – involve combustible metals.

  • Class F fires – involve cooking fat and oil.

 

There are various types of fire extinguishers available that are suitable for putting out different classes of fire.  For more information on the common types of fire extinguishers we supply and maintain, please visit our Fire Extinguisher types section.

 

Fire Extinguisher Types

Did you know there are over 42 different fire extinguisher types? However, the most common fire extinguishers include: foam, dry powder, water, co2 and wet chemical.  All of our work complies to British Standards – BS5306-3:2009 & BS5306-8:2012.

See below for a full breakdown of the most common types of extinguishers.

 

Fire Safety Signs

We supply and install fire safety signs covering emergency escape routes, location and identification of fire fighting equipment, fire action instructions and other important signs expressing prohibition, warnings and mandatory information.

All of our signs meet the design criteria of the British Standard for Escape Route Signing – BS5499-4:2013.

We can provide you with a full survey report to ensure you are in compliance with all relevant fire safety legislation.

Fire safety signage forms part of the overall fire protection, and is essential to the safety of you, your employees, your organisation and its customers.

Fire Exit Signs

A fire exit is an additional route that occupants would use to enter or leave a building. The obligations under Fire Precaution and Health and Safety at Work Regulations and Legislation recommend that from any given point within a building, occupants can easily identify their nearest safe escape route. The use, application and correct sitting of signs can make a major contribution to the effectiveness of good fire safety management!

Fire Extinguisher Identification Signs

The obligations under Fire Safety at Work Regulations and Legislation recommend that all fire fighting appliances are clearly marked and that they are easily accessible at all times. These signs can assist you in meeting those requirements. They also assist in the training and education of employees, by identifying the contents of the extinguisher and the type of fires that it is both safe and unsafe to use on.

Fire Equipment Location Signs

These fire fighting signs ensure that occupants are aware of the location of fire fighting equipment.

Hazard & Warning & Prohibition Signs

When positioned in conspicuous locations, these hazard warning and prohibition signs can assist occupants in creating a safer working environment, by clearly highlighting potential risks, restricted areas and forbidden and restricted activities.

Basildon Office

2 Hornsby Square

Southfield Business Park

Basildon, Essex, SS15 6SD

Birmingham Office

141 Tat Bank Road

Oldbury

West Midlands, B69 4NH