Fire Extinguisher Servicing is a Must
Everybody, almost without exception, knows what a fire extinguisher is, and what it does. At least, they know what it should do, because without proper fire extinguisher servicing, the chances are it won’t do what it should at all.
On the one hand, these units have been with us so long, and are so familiar, that instinctively we cannot conceive of the extinguishers around us not working, but there are many technical reasons why that might not happen without maintenance in place.
Why Fire Extinguisher Servicing is Vital
The media, or contents of a fire extinguisher are stored in a number of different ways, depending upon its type. Generally, pressure plays a part in the form of a gas, and in other cases, the media may be a gas. Powders can compact into solid lumps, and linings could corrode and block the exit of the extinguisher. Just these few reasons could mean that your extinguisher doesn’t work, and could put you in extreme danger, should you ever need to use it.
Of course, because of things like these, there are also legal obligations set out in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order: 2005. If you have fire extinguishers, then you must make sure that fire extinguisher servicing is part of the regime. Obsolete, broken, discharged, or faulty units must be removed from any area where they might be likely to be used.
Qualified Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Using a company such as AFSS Ltd will give the assurance of having qualified fire extinguisher servicing. Our BAFE qualified engineer will attend once each year to carry out inspection in accordance with BS5306-8.
On completion, a written report will detail your extinguisher inventory, including the age, condition, and any remedial works needed, or completed. Unlike many other companies, we include minor consumables as part of the maintenance agreement, including pins, tags, and labels.
AFSS can offer extinguisher maintenance as a stand-alone service, or as part of a wider Fire and Security Maintenance Plan, covering each requirement as it falls due, and keeping you compliant, and more importantly, safe. Contact us today about fire extinguisher servicing on 08453 884711, or use our easy contact page.