Portable fire extinguishers are pressurised containers that require correct maintenance. Fatalities have been attributed to the corrosion of extinguisher casings which exploded when activated.
This is why it is important that if you have fire fighting equipment it is regularly inspected and tested, not only by the user (at least once every three months) but also by a competent service technician at least once every year.
Fire Safe International fire extinguisher service technicians are trained to BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) standards and will be delighted to help you comply with best practice and guidance. We will visit your site to inspect your extinguishers in situe – this is an important part of BS5306 recommendations in ensuring the type and size of extinguisher you have is suited to the environment it is in.
BS5306 Part 3 stipulates the extent of the work required to be carried out on any extinguisher, dependent on its age and type. It may be possible to plan for any additional works – please ask us about our “Total Care Service Packages”.