Fire extinguisher servicing and maintenance is a key part of any fire safety plan. As well as being a legal requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, a working fire extinguisher can stop the spread of fire, saving lives and your property.
We hold a range of accreditations and memberships to instil confidence in our services, including ISO 45001, FIRAS, SafeContractor, Achilles UVDB Silver Plus and British Fire Services Association membership. Our fire division is overseen by our director Luke alongside John Boyton, an ex-firefighter with over 30 years of experience.
Fire extinguisher servicing and maintenance should be performed on a yearly schedule with regular visual inspections being performed by a competent, responsible person on a regular basis. We offer two types of servicing for your fire extinguishers:
At FIT we can service the full range of fire extinguishers, from smaller 1kg extinguishers to industrial-size 20kg extinguishers, including both stored pressure and cartridge-operated fire extinguishers. These include:
We can also service fire blankets which are commonly found in commercial kitchens, workshops and storage areas.
Our BAFE fire safety experts are also DBS checked which means we can support schools and other childcare facilities with their servicing needs. When booking a fire extinguisher service we will arrange a time slot for our engineers to visit, minimising disruption. We are also able to visit out of business hours for maximum convenience.
Whether you’re looking for an ongoing service and maintenance plan or just a one-off inspection our engineers are on hand to keep your business compliant and your staff safe.
We know that with fire extinguishers, it can be difficult to understand the different classes of extinguishers, what size you need and the number required to cover your building effectively. Our experts can visit your premises and document what type of extinguisher is required in each part of the building, as well as purchasing and fitting these for you.
We know that for most businesses the cost of having an extended fire extinguisher service is often more expensive than just replacing the fire extinguisher itself. With this in mind, we have created a fire extinguisher recycling service to make replacing your extinguishers as sustainable as possible.
As part of our recycling service, we will come and collect your old extinguishers and separate them into all the individual parts that can be recycled. During the collection process, we can also provide you with replacement fire extinguishers. This removes the need to deal with multiple suppliers and coordinate the collection of the old extinguishers and the delivery of the replacements simultaneously.
As we are a licensed waste carrier, our recycling service means that your business complies with your legal duty of care to dispose of waste legitimately and safely.
The cartridge-operated fire extinguisher basic service starts off very similar to the stored pressure service procedure with an inspection of the outer casing, checking the instructions are legible and checking the hose for blockages or signs of perishing. After this there is a slightly different procedure:
We can also carry out extended services which are required every 5 years however due to the cost of these services it is typically cheaper to replace your fire extinguishers at this point. The majority of the materials used within a fire extinguisher can be recycled once it has been fully dismantled although an extended service is usually the most sustainable solution.
Our extended service includes the complete basic service described above however also looks at the internals of your fire extinguisher.
The extended service of a cartridge-operated extinguisher is very similar to the basic service. The difference with an extended service is that once the basic service is completed, it will be discharged to test that it is working correctly. After the discharge, any remaining liquid/powder will be drained from the casing which is then rinsed out. It is then refilled with the same type of extinguishant and a new gas cartridge replaces the one that has just been discharged.
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