Reducing the spread of fire in work and homes is essential to help save lives, minimise property damage and lessen the impact on the environment. Fire equipment Scotland is necessary for businesses. According to Fire Scotland, there were 44 fatalities and 1,189 non-fatal casualties as a result of fire in 2016/17. Therefore, to help save lives, firefighting equipment is vital. At 1st Choice Fire Protection, we offer a range of fire equipment Scotland for business and homes across Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

What fire equipment Scotland does my workplace need?

According to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, there should be adequate and appropriate fire equipment to suit the needs of the modern business. Consequently, all business premises must, therefore, take all the reasonable steps possible to reduce the risk that fire poses.

Some of the potential fire equipment you may require include;

  • Extinguishers
  • Safety signage
  • Fire alarms
  • Fire blankets
  • Escape route signs
  • Fire extinguisher trolleys
  • Extinguisher stands.

What requirements should I look for with fire equipment?

It is essential to make sure that your fire equipment can do the job safely should it be needed in a fire situation. Consequently, it is wise to make sure that the necessary safety standards cover your fire equipment.

For example, one way to prove that fire equipment meets approved safety standards is looking for the kitemark. The kitemark is a recognised logo of the British Standards Institution, which is a national standards body of the UK.

Furthermore, you can also check for a BAFE approval which stands for the British Approvals for Fire Equipment.

Safe fire equipment from 1st Choice Fire Protection

At 1st Choice Fire Protection, we firstly adhere to strict safety standards with all of the fire equipment that we provide. Furthermore, our trained and qualified team can also, therefore, advise you on safety. As a result, our portable fire extinguishers carry the BSI kitemark and, in addition, we also only use BAFE approved equipment. For safety-assured fire equipment for your business, email