Whether it be the supply and installation of a single fire extinguisher, or the service of many extinguishers, BusinessWatch will ensure your business premises are both protected from the risk of fire and legally compliant with current legislation.
All our fire extinguishers are constructed to BS EN 3 and carry the CE mark. We also guarantee them for 12 months. You can extend this to 5 years subject to a service plan.
How Many Fire Extinguishers Do I Need?
BS 5306 states that the following minimum quantities of fire extinguishers should be provided: –
- At least 1 x 13A rated extinguisher per 200 sq metres of floor area
- Not less than 2 x 13A rated extinguishers per floor
- Distributed so that nobody travels more than 30 metres to reach an extinguisher
- So that special fire hazards such as electrical equipment, flammable liquids and flammable gases are provided with additional suitable fire extinguishers
Do I Need To Have My Fire Extinguishers Serviced?
BusinessWatch provide a full service for your fire extinguishers, ensuring that they are kept in good working order and will last for many years to come.
We offer a comprehensive service plan in accordance with BS 5306. This includes:
- an annual fire extinguisher service
- 5 yearly discharge tests and 10 yearly overhauls at no extra cost
- all replacement parts as necessary, such as o rings, replacement hoses etc
- all other necessary equipment such as stands and signs
- replacement fire extinguishers when needed
Our comprehensive service plan is subject to a 5-year contract, and offers excellent value for money.
How Often Should You Service Fire Extinguishers?
Properly serviced, extinguishers will give many years of good service.
BusinessWatch service your extinguishers at the following intervals:
- Annually by a competent BusinessWatch engineer
- Water, foam and dry powder extinguishers should have a discharge test and extended service every 5 years from their date of manufacture
- Carbon dioxide extinguishers need an overhaul every 10 years from their date of manufacture