Maintaining Fire Extinguishers
By law, employers must provide their staff with adequate means of tackling a fire in the workplace. Workplaces must also carry out regular checks, to ensure all fire extinguishers are maintained in working order and in good repair between services.
Properly serviced and maintained fire extinguishers are a Health and Safety essential and can help to save lives.
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
Fire Safety Legislation requires that a fire extinguisher service should be carried out at least once a year.
Southern Fire Protection offers a full fire extinguisher service covering all areas from initial assessment to servicing and maintenance.
Specialists in fire extinguisher maintenance for all businesses, we offer good advice, reliable service and fixed-price fire extinguisher servicing with no hidden extras.
We Supply Fire Extinguishers
Southern Fire Protection can source high-quality fire extinguishers for you as well as providing you with a peace of mind maintenance service to ensure that your extinguishers are in a state of continual readiness.
- Water - good for dealing with fires involving burning paper, wood and soft furnishings.
- Foam - for flammable liquids and areas with soft furnishings and carpets.
- CO₂ - for burning liquids, fires involving computer equipment and other electrical appliances.
- Powder Extinguishers - can be used on fires involving flammable liquids, electrical fires, or burning materials like wood or paper.
- Wet Chemical - to fight fires involving cooking oil and fat, making it an essential safeguard in kitchens, food processing plants, retail food outlets and for caravans and barbecues.
Government Facts - Fires In The Workplace
According to the Government, in general, fires start in one of three ways:
- Accidentally, such as when smoking materials are not properly extinguished or when lighting displays are knocked over
- By act or omission, such as when electrical office equipment is not properly maintained, or when waste packaging is allowed to accumulate near to a heat source
- Deliberately, such as an arson attack involving setting fire to external rubbish bins placed too close to the building