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.
What are your legal obligations?
As a building or business owner, all legal requirements can be found through the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This document states that all appropriate fire-fighting and fire safety equipment must be provided where there is any risk of fire. This legislation includes the installation of fire extinguishers.
As a building or business owner, you are legally required to carry out regular fire safety risk assessments and ensure that all relevant staff are trained in fire safety and fire extinguisher use. Failure to do so may result in prosecution or refusal of insurance.
What types of fire extinguishers are available?
There are five main types of fire extinguishers available in the UK:
- Water/Water Mist or Spray
- 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