Fire Extinguishers

A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a hand held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish a fire.

Fire extinguishers must be fitted in buildings at an easily-accessible location, such as against a wall in a high-traffic area. Legislation requires regular fire extinguisher maintenance by a competent person to ensure they operate safely. A lack of maintenance can lead to an extinguisher not discharging when required, or rupturing when pressurised and serious accidents have occurred from corroded extinguishers exploding.

To comply with UK law, three types of maintenance are required:

  • Basic Service
  • Extended Service
  • Overhaul

Fire Alarm Installations (UK) Ltd can advise as to what your premises require to comply with all relevant legislation, together with the appropriate locations and appropriate signs. We can also provide appropriate training and on-going maintenance.