Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

We have a choice of fire extinguisher maintenance contracts available to ensure you are always kept legally compliant. We have call-out services available in the event that you need equipment refilling. All fire extinguisher services performed are carried out in accordance with the relevant British Codes of Practice by fully BAFE trained.

Water mist extinguishers

The newest type of extinguisher. These very powerful, but smaller, devices exude an ultra-fine mist of microscopic ‘dry’ demineralised water particles. They are safe and effective to use on Class A, B, C and F fires, making it unnecessary to supply more than one type of extinguisher in most premises. Some are also suitable for use on electrical fires on equipment up to 1,000 Volts, such as computers and printers.

They work by cooling the fire and reducing the oxygen supply. These devices are likely to replace wet chemical extinguishers for the extinction of deep fat fryer fires, and leave no residue or collateral damage. Like water extinguishers, they are recyclable and do not contain any chemicals. However, they cannot be used on Class D fires (metals).

Water mist extinguishers are more expensive than water extinguishers, costing from around £50 for 1 litre to £100 for 6 litres.

However, the most common fire extinguishers include: foam, dry powder, water, co2 and wet chemical.

All of our work complies to British Standards – BS5306-3: & BS5306-8:.

Fire extinguisher maintenance accreditation

We are BAFE SP101/ST104 accredited in installation, commissioning and maintenance and comply with BS 5306 part 3 and BS 5306 part 9.

Regular servicing and maintenance of your fire extinguishers is a legal requirement. It will also give you assurance that your fire extinguishers will work when they are needed most.

How often should I have my fire extinguishers serviced?

All fire extinguishers should be serviced annually to the current British Standards i.e. BS 5306 part 3 and BS 5306 part 8.

All of our portable fire extinguisher Technicians are fully BAFE trained and keep up to date with all the current codes of practice and therefore deliver more than just maintenance of fire extinguishers.

What are the benefits of fire extinguisher maintenance?

Extinguisher maintenance by a BAFE approved Technician provides many benefits for your business.

The Technician’s first duty is to carry out the work they are employed for, primarily the service of portable extinguishers, to the current British Standard 5306 part 3. However, many other elements are considered during the visit, such as

Is the extinguisher is the extinguisher the correct one for the area or risk that it is there for ? This may require a new survey and re position of extinguisher to another area.

The review of any new machinery, changes of use in areas. These areas would need a new survey and increase or decrease the extinguishers now required in the new area.

Any damaged extinguishers highlighted to customer to keep observation of area for further problems or re position the extinguisher to a safer area.