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Extinguisher supply and maintenance

Protecting your investment

Fire Extinguishers

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 does require you, if you have 5 or more people onsite to employ a competent person to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment to assess your need for extinguishers.

In having the right extinguishers onsite you have the assurance that should a fire ever break out and you were asked to prove by the authorities you had done everything in your power to prevent it. The Fire Risk Assessment coupled with proof of the fire prevention measures you have undertaken would be critical evidence.

Types of fires:

⦁ Class A fire (Solid materials) : Ex: Paper, wood, cotton, etc.
⦁ Class B fire (Liquids) : Ex: Petrol, diesel, paints, gasoline, etc.
⦁ Class C fire (Gas) : Ex: LPG, CNG, ethane, methane, hydrogen etc.
⦁ Class D fire (Combustible metal) : Ex: Potassium, aluminum, sodium, magnesium.
⦁ Class E fire ( Electrical materials).

Types of extinguishers:
⦁ Water and Foam fire extinguishers extinguish the fire by removing the heat element of the fire triangle. The foam also separates the oxygen element from the other elements this stops the fire igniting again.
⦁ Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers extinguish fire by removing the oxygen and heat element of the fire triangle. Carbon dioxide can be used on Class B & C fires.
⦁ Dry Chemical fire extinguishers extinguish the fire by interfering the chemical reaction of the fire triangle. This is the most popular type of fire extinguisher as is it effective on Class A, B, and C fires. This produces a barrier between the oxygen and fuel on Class A fires.
⦁ Wet Chemical is a new agent that extinguishes the fire by removing the heat of the fire triangle and creates a barrier between the oxygen and fuel source.
⦁ Dry Powder extinguishers extinguish the fire by separating the fuel from the oxygen element or by removing the heat element of the fire triangle. Dry powder extinguishers are only for Class D or combustible metal fires.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that your premise has fire extinguishers, if you have 5 or more people onsite to employ a competent person to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment to assess your need for extinguishers.
We provide you with trust worthy service and make sure that by having the right extinguishers on site you have the assurance that should a fire ever break out and you were asked to prove by the authorities you had done everything in your power to prevent it. The Fire Risk Assessment coupled with proof of the fire prevention measures you have undertaken would be critical evidence.

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