Fire Extinguishers

At Grenville Fire Protection, we provide our customers with a comprehensive range of fire extinguishers. Applicable for both commercial and private properties, our fire extinguishers can be easily installed and provide safety at the highest standard.

If you would like to discuss our fire extinguisher services or would like to arrange an installation or service, please do not hesitate to contact our team. We can arrange a date and time to suit you and to offer professional advice and guidance. If you would like to speak with a member of our friendly and qualified team, please contact us today.

Monthly visual checks should be carried out by the business or building owner and must be officially tested by a ‘competent person’ on an annual basis. These essential services include checking expiration dates, pressure of the extinguishers as well as its weight. It’s important to ensure that the extinguishers haven’t been moved or tampered with.

Fire Extinguishers

What types of fire extinguishers are available?

There are five main types of fire extinguishers available in the UK:

  • Water/Water Mist or Spray
  • Foam
  • Dry Powders
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Wet Chemical

Each fire extinguisher is practical and useful in different situations. We have listed the uses below.

  • Water: Wood, paper or textile fires
  • Foam: Wood, paper, textile fires and flammable Liquids
  • Powders: Wood, paper or textile fires, Flammable Liquids, Flammable gases, Electric contact
  • Carbon Dioxide: Flammable Liquids, Electric contact
  • Wet Chemical: Wood, paper or textile fires, Cooking oils and fats

How many fire extinguishers do I need to provide and where should I place them?

UK regulations and the law states that a minimum of 2 Class A fire extinguishers on each floor of your building, unless your building is particularly small, in which case one Class A extinguisher is acceptable.

All fire extinguishers must be easily accessible and visible to all employees. It is important to ensure that you place fire extinguishers close to exits and fire alarm call points to encourage people to evacuate and move away from the fire.

All types of fire extinguishers should be fixed to a wall via a secure bracket or free standing on a rigid and stable floor stand.

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss our fire extinguisher services or would like to arrange an installation or service, please do not hesitate to contact our team. We can arrange a date and time to suit you and to offer professional advice and guidance. If you would like to speak with a member of our friendly and qualified team, please contact us today.