Francis Fire Protection Services provide comprehensive installation and servicing of powder fire extinguishers throughout Cheshire including Chester, Macclesfield, Warrington, and the surrounding areas. Powder extinguishers are suitable generally for external fires and used to combat Class A, B, and C fires.
Powder fire extinguishers can be used in a multitude of situations. For example, they are suitable for Class A fires that involve flammable solids. Moreover, they are also suitable for Class B and C fires that involve flammable liquids and gases, respectively. Powder extinguishers are one of the most commonly installed external extinguishers due to their versatility and are suitable for different classes of fire.
Furthermore, powder fire extinguishers are well-known for having the capability of suppressing fires within a rapid timeframe. This is achieved as a result of interrupting the chemical reaction taking place and cutting off the oxygen supply. Consequently, the fire is put or rapidly, certainly in the case of a running fuel fire situation. All powder extinguishers installed and commissioned by our team are also wall or stand-mounted and finished with photoluminescent ID signage.
Consider this extinguisher for premises including garage forecourts, commercial boiler rooms, and open workspaces that feature welding processes for example. Francis Fire Protection Services supply and install varying different sizes of powder extinguishers to suit different properties and requirements which include 1KG, 2KG, 3KG, 6KG, and 9KG. Powder fire extinguishers shouldn’t be used in confined spaces because the powder can easily be inhaled, cause visibility issues, and it leaves a residue that can be difficult to clean up, causing at times greater secondary damage.
Once we have installed powder fire extinguisher(s) for your premises, we can also provide annual servicing in-line with British Standard BS5306-3 & 8–3 & 8, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Additionally, after installation, our team will of course perform a series of checks to verify your newly installed extinguishers are fit for immediate use.
Powder Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers play an integral part in your overall fire safety plan and help to keep your premises, visitors, and workers safe in the event of a fire breakout. As well as your ethical duty for safeguarding people on-site, you also have a legal obligation to ensure you’re complying with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to have powder fire extinguishers fully installed, commissioned, and annually serviced.
The average lifespan of your typical powder fire extinguisher usually lasts up to 5-years if serviced annually and properly looked after whilst avoiding corrosion or damage. After this time period, your extinguisher should be extended serviced (major serviced), or service exchanged.
Powder extinguishers are well-known for being a great type of extinguisher with multi-purpose extinguishing capabilities. Ultimately, they are effective when used on Class A, B, and C fires. They are also highly effectively when used on running fuel (B Class) and vehicle fires.
Here at Francis Fire Protection Services, we are proud to be your local and trusted fire extinguisher company. Whether you’re seeking new powder extinguisher installations or looking to switch providers for fire extinguisher servicing, we are here to help. We are proud to be a 5-star Google-rated company that prides itself on having your best interests at heart and maximising fire safety for your premises.
All fire extinguisher servicing and installations meet the following British Fire Industry standards and regulations:
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- Externally audited health and safety legal compliance
- We supply British Standards, CE Mark & UKCA (EN3) accredited fire extinguisher safety equipment.