Did you know that in the UK, portable fire extinguishers need to be serviced and maintained? Workplace fire safety is governed by the Regulatory Reform Order 2005, The Fire Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety Scotland Regulations 2006. As a consequence, there is a wide range of safety equipment for office environments such as fire extinguishers Sottish Borders.

What kinds of fire extinguishers are there?

  • Water; Great for solid materials and comes as a classic water extinguisher, a water spray or a water mist.
  • Dry Powder; Good for organic solids and liquids such as grease.
  • Foam; For solids and burning liquids such as paint or petrol.
  • Carbon Dioxide; Best for electical equipent fires.
  • Wet chemical; Ideal for fires involving oils and fats.
  • Fire blanket; Used for smouldering pan fires or wrapping around a person whose clothing is on fire.
  • Hose reel; For fires involving solid materials such as wood, cloth, paper, plastics and coal.
  • Finally, a Fire bucket; Filled with water, or dry sand to prevent the spread of a flammable liquid.

Why do I need one and how many?

Firstly, fire extinguishers are the first point of call for anyone facing a workplace fire. You do not want to be caught in an emergency without one. They also have a shelf life meaning they might need replacing at some point in their lives. Therefore, it’s important to have them serviced and maintained regularly. Also, it’s a good rule of thumb to have at least one fire extinguisher per 200 square metres.

Fire Extinguishers Scottish Borders

At 1st Choice Fire Scotland, they ensure that your workplace has the necessary equipment for a potential fire. In addition to this, they carry out fire extinguisher services and maintenance. It is in strict accordance with the current British Standard 5306 Part 3 (2009). Not only this but the equipment carries the kitemark. Therefore it is endorsed by the British Standards Institution (BSI). Finally, it is also B.A.F.E (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) approved.

For your free fire safety consultation, call us directly on 01896 831 971. Alternatively, please email us on brian@1stchoicefire.co.uk. As a consequence, they can provide all the equipment and training.