Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Having access to high-quality fire extinguishers is a must for any business or commercial property. Such equipment can stop a small fire growing out of control, significantly reducing the risk of a serious hazard to the health of staff and visitors. It may seem like an obvious point, but it is imperative that all of your fire safety equipment is in good working order to avoid any difficulties during an emergency. We have visited many a property that simply does not have functioning safety equipment – whether through ignorance or negligence, it is not uncommon for fire extinguishers to be left unattended for many a year, resulting in their incapacitation.
We get asked questions all the time about responsibilities, like “am I responsible for our extinguishers’ maintenance?“, and “how often do I need to get our extinguishers serviced?“. We will provide you with everything you need to know right here.
Why is servicing your fire extinguishers important?
The maintenance of fire extinguishers is an absolute necessity. In the event that your fire safety equipment is required in an emergency, it is of paramount importance that it’s in proper working order and won’t let you down when people’s safety is on the line.
Extinguishers should be serviced at a few different junctures:
- Upon delivery. This is known as the commissioning service.
- Every month. This service can be carried out on site by a designated fire safety individual.
- At least once every year by a trained professional.
Overlooking your responsibilities on this front is simply not worth it. It is your obligation to ensure the safety of your workers/ tenants, and staying on top of your fire extinguishers is a crucial part of that. Failure to take these obligations seriously has been known to result in criminal prosecution, so it’s in everyone’s best interests to do things properly.
And that’s where we come in!
Come out and see us
If you’d like to come and visit the Help and Safety at Work team, we’d love to welcome you here to discuss your requirements. We’re based in Thrapston, near Kettering in Northamptonshire, which is helpfully very easy to find. Just off the A14, under 20 minutes from the M1, we’re easily accessible from just about anywhere in the Midlands.
Over the years, we’ve established a wonderful client base across the Midlands and the Home Counties. In addition to serving nearby towns and cities like Northampton, Peterborough, Cambridge, and Milton Keynes, we also have a vast array of clients from across Banbury, Oxford, High Wycombe, and Stevenage. Essentially, we’re happy to come out and see you wherever you are to assist with fire extinguisher servicing and our other services.
Our fire extinguisher services
So what do we provide here at Help & Safety at Work Ltd? When our qualified service engineer visits your premises, they will carry out a range of duties in accordance with the current code of practice, BS5306, for the selection, installation, and maintenance of fire extinguishers:
- Calculation of how many fire extinguishers you require
- Assessment of what type of extinguishers are needed to cover the risk
- Ensuring that nothing blocks access to the equipment
- Checking that the extinguisher is correctly pressurised
- Ensuring that the individual parts, such as the nozzle, are secure and undamaged
- Ensuring that the pin and tamper seal are intact
- Checking for general wear and tear/ neglect
- Weighing and checking the fill level
- Conducting a detailed inspection and report
- Issuing certification
We operate all over the Midlands and the Home Counties, with a number of customers based in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire. Speak to any of our clients, past and present and we’re certain you’ll hear good things.
Just get in touch if you have any questions at all, and we’ll be sure to help out.
Call us for a quote for your business — 01832 735874
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