CHURCHES FIRE & SECURITY PROVIDE A COMPLETE RANGE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FOR USE ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF FIRE
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What is a fire extinguisher?
Fire extinguishers are often the first port of call in case of fire. They are hand-held portable devices between 2 – 20kg that discharge firefighting media to extinguish or control a small fire. They come in various sizes designed to be effective on different types of fire.
Potentially the most recognisable form of fire safety equipment, fire extinguishers usually represent the first line of defence in the event of a fire. Our knowledgeable team can ensure that you are prepared for any fire eventuality.
Churches Fire & Security provides a full-service package to ensure that your fire extinguishers remain in full working order and are legally compliant. We can also deliver training so that your staff know how to use them when the situation arises.
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WHERE ARE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS REQUIRED?
It is mandated within the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 that fire extinguishers are required in all buildings. Class A fire risks are generally present in all buildings and a minimum of two Class A fire extinguishers are required per floor, which should be clearly visible and accessible at all times.
Extinguishers should be provided for dealing with any potential fire hazard as identified in the fire risk assessment or by the competent person. They should be suitable for dealing with the appropriate type of fire risk. Churches Fire & Security work with you to provide a fire risk assessment and provide the relevant trusted fire extinguishers.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Fire extinguishers should be serviced annually to comply with BS 5306. We provide this service as part of our ongoing maintenance programme to clients, ensuring your equipment is always in prime condition. Customers should also undertake their own monthly checks and report any issues to us. This will prolong the life of the equipment, keeping you safe and saving you money. P50 Fire Extinguishers are visually inspected in line with manufactures recommendations and are not covered under the BAFE modular scheme.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER PRODUCTS
Fire extinguishers are versatile fire safety products that contain varying substances suited to different types of fire. There are over 42 different types of fire extinguishers, the most common of which include; water, CO2, foam, dry powder and wet chemical extinguishers. All of the extinguishers supplied by Churches Fire & Security meet British Standards – BS5306-3:2009 & BS5306-8:2012.
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Types of fire extinguishers and their uses
Fire class: A
Suited for use on the combustion of solid, organic materials such as wood, paper and textiles, water extinguishers spray a controlled full jet or spray of liquid water onto class A fire types. Churches Fire & Security provide water extinguishers of 3 litre, 6 litre and 9 litre sizes, each kite marked to BS EN3: 1996.
Fire class: B
Designed for use on flammable liquids and electrical fires, CO2 extinguishers are suited to class B fires and can help to preserve electrical equipment. With aluminium body and brass valves, CO2 extinguishers are available in 2kg and 5kg sizes. All of our CO2 extinguishers are kite marked to BS EN3: 1996.
Fire class: A & B
Suited for use on both class A and class B fires, AFFF extinguishers (Aqueous Film Forming Foam) are particularly suited to petrol, oil, fat and paint fires. The extinguishers range from 2 litres to 9 litres and have high fire ratings. Churches Fire & Security foam extinguishers are kite marked to BS EN3: 1996.
Fire class: A, B & C
Designed for use on fires of mixed mediums, dry powder is especially effective against flammable liquid and flammable gas fires. Examples of these include propane, methane, hydrogen and natural gas fires. Ranging from 1kg up to 9kg, these extinguishers can also be used on electrical fires and are kite marked to BS EN3: 1996
Fire class: F
Suited for use on class F fires, wet chemical extinguishers are specially designed for use on cooking oils and can often be found in kitchen environments. Our wet chemical extinguishers are available in sizes; 2 litres, 3 litres and 6 litres, giving 5A/40F, 8A/75F and 13A/75F fire ratings respectively.
Our accreditations give clients the assurance that all of our work will be carried out in line with industry standards.
All of our extinguishers are manufactured to BS EN3 approvals and bear the British Standard Kitemark.EN3, meaning they are a trusted fire-fighting product.
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