Fire Safety Advice

In practically every workplace it is a legal obligation to provide a means of fighting fire and to ensure adequate maintenance. This requirement may even be imposed by an insurance company as a condition of insurance for your business.

The presence of fixed fire fighting equipment installed to deal with special fire risks in certain premises does not negate the need for portable fire equipment to deal with small fires as they start. 

Why choose a FireSafe Extinguisher: 

British Made and Approved

High Fire Ratings to BS EN3

Environmentally Safe Agent

Smaller and lighter in use

Indirect use near electrical equipment

Multiple Fire Rating:

Class A – Wood Paper Cloth

Class B – Flammable Liquid Plastic

Class C – Flammable Gasses

Class D – Flammable Metals

Class E – In the proximity of Power

Class F – Flammable oils – Fryers

Our Service Engineers are qualified to Service Portable Fire Extinguishers in accordance with the rules laid down by the Fire Extinguishing Trades Association.

 

General advice on the use of fire extinguishers in the workplace:

Portable extinguishers should always be sited:

As close as possible to the fire risk.

Adjacent to exit doorways

On escape routes

Away from extremes of temperature

Where possible, in groups forming ‘fire points’

Where possible, in shallow recesses

At the same locations on each floor in uniform buildings

The extinguishers should be securely fixed to a wall with the carrying handles approximately 1m from floor level. They should NOT be used to hold open doors, or as a convenient coat or jacket stand, and NEVER returned to their allotted positions if they have been partly used or tampered with.

Persons wishing to use a fire extinguisher should not have to travel more than 30m in any direction to locate one, and the extinguishers should be clearly visible and accessible at all times.

Where extinguishers are not clearly visible a ‘fire point’ sign must be permanently fixed to a wall indicating the position of the fire extinguisher.

Because there is a legal obligation to provide a means of fire fighting in the workplace, it makes sense that all employees are trained in how to properly use the equipment.

The policy for the training of staff needs to be given very careful consideration, with the personal safety of staff being of paramount importance. It is important to consider why staff should be trained, which staff should be trained, how frequently and the extent of the training required.

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