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Fire Extinguishers

Comprehensive survey

Fire extinguishers don’t come in a ‘one size fits all’ design. If your premises contains a variety of materials, a range of fire extinguishers may be required.

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Commercial Fire Extinguisher Services

ClearView offers a comprehensive survey of your premises before advising what fire extinguishers and blankets may be required to comply with British Standards:

  • BS 5306-3: 2017 – Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers
  • BS 5306-4:2001+A1: 2012 – Specification for carbon dioxide systems
  • BS 5306-8:2012 – Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises
  • BS 5306-9:2015 – Recharging of portable fire extinguishers – Code of practice
Fire Extinguisher installation

First, we can carry out a survey of your premises where we identify fire risks, their location and floor areas. From this, we submit a proposal.  We can provide, supply, installation and commissioning of the extinguishers under BS5306:3 2017. Our engineers will provide a commissioning certificate and asset register essential for recording future test dates.

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Classes of Fire

In the UK, our classification system BS EN-3 refers to (Classification of fires) as follows:

  • Class A – organic solids e.g. paper or wood
  • Class B – flammable or combustible liquids
  • Class C – flammable gases
  • Class D – combustible metals
  • Class F – cooking fat and oil

Classes of Extinguisher

Extinguishers are designed to tackle specific types of fire. There are several different types of fire extinguisher designed to deal with different fire classifications:

  • CO2: CO2 extinguishers are ideal for fires involving electrical equipment.
  • Water: Standard water extinguishers are designed to deal with Class A fires only.
  • Water Additive: Water Additive extinguishers are similar to the traditional water extinguishers, designed to tackle Class A fires. However, chemical additives make these extinguishers more effective.
  • AFFF Foam: AFFF Foam extinguishers are an effective option for A and B class fires, which makes them a good option for many different environments.
  • Dry Powder: Dry Powder extinguishers are versatile, being effective on all but Class F.
  • Wet Chemical: Wet chemical extinguishers are often found in commercial kitchens (F Class).
  • Fire blankets: Fire blankets are primarily for use on hot oil fires. They can also be used on someone whose clothing has caught fire.

Fire Extinguisher Types and Uses
Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Servicing should be carried out at least annually in accordance with the British Standard for the maintenance of portable fire extinguishers is BS 5306-3: 2017. The manufacturers guidance should be followed with reference to servicing and recharging. Unserviceable fire extinguishers should be quarantined and replaced by a competent fire extinguisher engineer or technician.

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