Looking for fire extinguisher servicing in Warrington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, or the surrounding areas? Fire extinguisher servicing should be conducted annually, with monthly visual self-checks, in-line with British Standard BS5306–3 & 8, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and your Fire Risk Assessment.
Servicing involves rigorous and comprehensive checking of all fire extinguisher components, by a competent, insured and authorised person, identifying faults, corrosion and partial or complete discharge.
Annually reviewing your Fire Risk Assessment is imperative and, should significant changes be identified, this could mean your current fire extinguishers may be incorrect and not compliant with your business insurance requirements.
We offer a without-charge comprehensive review of your existing fire extinguisher provision, don’t delay and book your appointment.
Francis Fire Protection Services engineers are comprehensively qualified, being trained through the British Fire Consortium (BFC).
Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Fire extinguishers require annual servicing in-line with British Standards BS5306-3 & 8 to ensure that they are fully compliant with the latest regulations placed on organisations, here in the United Kingdom, by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 along with being documented in their Fire Risk Assessment. The purpose of annual fire extinguisher servicing is to protect your building and people within the building in the event of a fire breaking out. Fire extinguisher servicing will involve assessing the suitability for local individual risks, the current condition of the extinguishers, and the overall functionality of these.
There is an obligation on the ‘Responsible Person’ within all organisations, through The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to get all fire extinguishers serviced annually. The minimum requirement for businesses is servicing at least every 12 months and the next service interval should be planned and agreed in advance, to avoid potential issues and legal pitfalls, and of course to ensure compliance in the overall health and safety at work.
Here at Francis Fire Protection Services, we are able to provide fire extinguisher servicing for a multitude of small to medium-sized businesses and establishments within Cheshire. Just a few examples of the types of organisations we work with include care homes, schools, offices, one-person companies, and more. If you require fire extinguisher servicing, Francis Fire Protection Services are here to help.
A typical fire extinguisher service carried out by Francis Fire Protection Services includes covering several stages and points to ensure full fire safety compliance and safety in the event of a fire breaking out. Fire extinguisher servicing fundamentally consists of inspection of all extinguishers to ensure they are fit for purpose. Various points and stages of the overall inspection will include assessing the current suitability of the extinguishers, checking the functionality of pressure indicators and weight compliance, within strict tolerances.
Francis Fire Protection Services are able to offer fire extinguisher servicing for a wide range of extinguishers. The types of extinguishers that we are able to service annually include portable fire extinguishers I.e., foam, water, carbon dioxide CO2, wet chemical, multi use and dry powder extinguishers. During servicing, there are core inspections that our engineers will conduct to ensure that your extinguishers are fit for purpose. For example, some of these include periodic dates, weighing, overall condition, signage, positioning, and pressure.
You’ll be pleased to know that Francis Fire Protection Services cover the entirety of Cheshire for fire extinguisher servicing and include such areas as Warrington, Chester, Macclesfield, and Nantwich. Our head office is in Nantwich but we are more than happy to travel up to an hour from our main head office. If you require fire extinguisher servicing for your business, please get in touch with our team today.
It’s easy to keep close tabs on your fire extinguishers within your business. The easiest way to check if your fire extinguisher(s) has expired is by simply checking the service label on each individual fire extinguisher. This label should be found on the rear of the extinguisher. If in any doubt please feel free to call, or email, us for advice. Don’t forget, the use of a digital or paper-based Fire Logbook ensures you never miss your monthly extinguisher self-checks and ensures a clear auditable fire safety process is in place.
Francis Fire Protection Services is run by Director – Wayne Francis – who has well over 24+ years’ experience in providing fire protection services. When searching for a local fire extinguisher servicing company in Cheshire, it’s important to ensure the company have the relevant accreditations and operate with full compliance and quality.