We received a telephone enquiry from a new customer who required annual fire extinguisher(s) servicing of their business premise in Nantwich town centre.
Our engineer assessed the retail shop unit, located within a traditional terraced row of shops, which measured below 200m2 per floor. A Fire Risk Assessment had been conducted by a staff member some time ago, but in-line with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it was recommended for this to be professionally updated, ensuring full fire safety compliance.
After assessing the existing very old portable fire extinguisher provision throughout with the ‘Responsible Person’, it was identified there was a shortfall in A-Class and Electrical fire extinguisher provision, in-line with British Standards BS5306-3 & 8.
Fire extinguisher points consisting of 1 x 9-Litre Water (13A BSI Kitemarked UKCA) and 1 x 2KG CO2 Carbon Dioxide (34B BSI Kitemarked UKCA) were to be put in place, to provide suitable and sufficient first-aid fire-fighting cover for the identified fire risks (wood, paper, textiles and electrical) present, and allowing for ‘aiding escape’ from the unit in the event of fire.
9-Litre Water extinguishers were used on this occasion due to the high levels of cardboard storage materials present.
Upon completion, our engineer provided a ‘without-charge’ 3-year fire safety logbook & basic fire safety training booklet, enabling the responsible person to fully understand their legal obligations, and underpin their ongoing fire safety processes and procedures.Read our 5 star reviews
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Our new customer was suitably impressed with our comprehensive assessment and wasn’t aware, until our attendance, that they were not fire extinguisher compliant – but are now fully reassured they are.
In summary, our new customer was suitably impressed with our service standard, quality, and responsiveness, ensuring they were compliant and protected as quick as possible; the said customer requested to be added to our annual servicing system, in readiness for next year’s annual fire extinguisher servicing.
Whether you’re seeking new fire extinguisher installations, servicing, or additional fire safety equipment, Francis Fire Protection Services are here for you and provide a 5-star service from your initial enquiry through to completion. We cover the entirety of Cheshire with our services available for all small to medium-sized businesses looking to ensure compliance and maximise fire safety.