Extinguish fires before they get out of control
Generally, large fires start as small fires. Small fires can often be tackled by suitably trained staff using portable fire extinguishers. Having fire extinguishers can help prevent the development of a large fire which could pose a threat to life, property or operation of a business. In some premises, early action to control a fire can also enable people to assist others, such as disabled people, residents in a care home or patients in a hospital, who are at greater risk in the event of fire.
At Trust Fire & Safety Ltd, we can perform a risk assessment to determine your fire safety needs.
Types of Fire Extinguisher
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Portable fire extinguishers are the most universally applicable form of fire extinguishing appliance.
• Stainless Steel and Aluminium Extinguishers
• CO2 Extinguishers
• Water Extinguishers
• Water + Additive Extinguishers
• Dry Powder Extinguishers
• Spray Foam Extinguishers
Trolley-mounted Fire Extinguishers
Trolley-mounted extinguishers are used only for special applications, where there may be a need for trained operators to tackle a large fire, such as one involving a significant quantity of flammable liquid.
Fires are classed according to the material that is burning. The fire extinguishers provided need to be appropriate for the class of fire.
Portable fire extinguishers are rated according to the maximum size of fire that a trained operator can control with the extinguisher. In most workplaces, such as offices, shops and factories, water, or water-based extinguishers are appropriate.
At Trust Fire & Safety Ltd, we are experienced in assessing premises to determine how many and what kind of fire extinguishers you need and where to position them to minimise fire risks and comply with legal requirements.
At Trust Fire & Safety Ltd, our fire safety experts carry out comprehensive and frequent fire extinguisher servicing and maintenance.
Testing your fire safety equipment regularly, conducting visual inspections and ensuring fire extinguishers are unobstructed, clearly visible with a tamper-proof seal can help keep your property and staff safe from fire. Fire Extinguishers require servicing and maintenance at least every 12 months by experienced fire servicing and maintenance specialists to ensure they work properly. Properly functioning fire extinguishers save the UK economy over £500 million and prevent approximately 1,600 injuries every year.
So why are Fire Extinguishers so important?
Fire Extinguishers are important as they can help you extinguish small fires before they grow, keeping your staff and property safe and saving you money and time. Furthermore, properly functioning Fire Extinguishers are a legal requirement.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order requires that premises be equipped with appropriate fire-fighting equipment. The order also requires the suitable firefighting measures are taken. A fire risk assessment must be done to assess the need for fire-fighting equipment. It is extremely unlikely for any fire risk assessment will determine that the provision of such equipment is not necessary.
Not sure what you need? Ask us.
We have a lot of experience finding the best fire safety solutions throughout South Yorkshire. We can perform a fire safety assessment to determine what solution is best for you. We also provide fire extinguishers and any other safety equipment you need from installation to maintenance.