Frequently Asked Questions - Fire Extinguishers
The FAQ section is designed to help you with your Fire Extinguisher questions; however please feel free to call us 0800 955 3580 if you would like more detailed information.
Why do I need my Fire Extinguishers serviced?
This enables you to comply fully with your legal requirements to provide safe environment for your occupants, employees, public, etc.
What is British Standard 5306?
This is the British standard, which is legally binding, governing your portable fire extinguishers. It requires an annual service to ensure they operate when required.
What benefit does the Fire Extinguisher service give me and my business?
Full compliance to your legal obligation and insurance requirements; along with total "peace of mind".
What sort of organisation or business needs its Fire Extinguishers serviced?
Every company, individual and/or organisation, no one is exempt, where the extinguishers are fitted as a requirement of planning laws and thus must be maintained.
What does the engineer do during his visit?
He will ensure every extinguisher is working, clean, sealed and labelled and importantly, is suitable for its environment.
Does the engineers visit, disrupt my business?
This is possibe, however it will depend on the type of extinguishers you have and their locations. Our engineers are flexible and normally work around any disruption issues.
What do I get at the end of the Fire Extinguisher service?
A certificate detailing our visit and any recommendations, for you and your insurers and "Peace of mind"
Do I need my Fire Extinguishers serviced every year?
Yes, under BS5306.
What are different types of Extinguishers used for?
Please call the office and we will explain in detail.
How long do Fire extinguishers last?
The normal shelf life is 10 yrs before they need replacing or a stretch test. Other factors could be their location, temperature, etc.
If your question is not listed above, please do call us for a cost effective, professional and reliable service. Email or call free on 0800 955 3580