Fire Extinguishers are a basic requirement in all business and residential buildings. They are relatively small, hand-held cylinders used to control or extinguish small fires. It is important that extinguishers are correctly placed and easy to access in the event of an emergency. There are several different types of extinguisher, based on the type of fire which may arise (electrical, wood or paper, flammable liquid etc.) and the fire extinguishers are colour coded to enable quick assessment of which to use.
Fire Guard Services provide quality advice and fire extinguisher installation services throughout London and surrounding areas including Hertford and Harpenden.
Solid material fires, such as wood or paper, typically require a water fire extinguisher. These are NOT suitable for flammable liquid or electrical fires.
Foam extinguishers can be used on solid debris fires and on flammable liquids. It is not recommended that a foam extinguisher be used on an electrical fire.
A Dry powder fire extinguisher is versatile: best used for liquid fires, it can also be used on flammable gas fires and on solid debris fires too.
Carbon Dioxide extinguishers are designed to use on electrical fires. They can also be used for liquid fires.It is imperative that all extinguishers are regularly inspected to ensure that they work correctly should the need ever arise.
It is a legal requirement to carry out annual checks for safety but these can be done on a more regular basis to suit your requirements. If you require a Fire Risk Assessment our fully qualified engineers can arrange this for you and inspect your business premises and the fire safety equipment currently installed, and then advise on any changes required. So you can rest assured that our fire extinguishers will work when you need them to.
Fire Extinguishers supplied by Fire Guard Services comply with all government and industry standards
Every extinguisher that we supply has been manufactured and tested under an ISO 9002 Quality System and accredited by B.S.I. All our installation and maintenance is carried out in accordance with British Standards BS 5306 part 3: 2003, and BS 5306 part 8: 2000.For more information on the fire extinguishers and services we supply simply request a call back by one of our professional team and we will be happy to guide you through your requirements.