What types of fire extinguishers are available for purchase?

ISE Fire can provide fire extinguishers appropriate for your specific business needs. This may be very different for a kitchen which uses deep-fat fryers, when compared with a classroom environment filled with electronics.

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Fire extinguishers come in red, yellow, black, blue and cream. You can find out more about fire extinguisher colours here.
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Type A fire extinguishers are used on combustible materials, such as paper or wood.
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A dry powder extinguisher is suitable for tackling most types of fire, and this extinguisher can be identified by the blue band.
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Water and foam extinguishers which are placed outside, or in areas with no heating, are susceptible to freezing.
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Follow the PASS system: Pull the pin Aim towards fire Squeeze handles together Sweep
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There is no blanket requirement for keeping fire extinguishers in company vehicles, but depending on the type of vehicle and its industry—it may be necessary or advisable to have one installed.
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Fire extinguishers come in red, yellow, black, blue and cream. You can find out more about fire extinguisher colours here.
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A Fire Extinguisher Inspection should be carried out annually (every year), with service time starting at the date of installation.
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Fire extinguishers are most effective when the correct type of fire extinguisher is used on the appropriate fire type.
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The number of fire extinguishers your premises may need is based on the area of your building in M² and the layout, number of floor and the fire risks you have present.
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Although fire extinguishers are designed to last and be reliable, it is good practice to replace them every 5-10 years at a minimum.
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Fire extinguishers should be placed in conspicuous positions on brackets, floor stands or cabinets.
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The simplest way to identify different types of fire extinguisher is by the colour on the label of the extinguisher.
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ISE Fire provides professional guidance and advice for selecting fire extinguishers which specifically address risks identified during a fire risk assessment.
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Fire extinguishers are available in a few different sizes between 3 and 9 litres in capacity. The most common variant tends to be the 6-litre. Our largest fire extinguisher weighs in at 9kg.
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It's crucial to consider specific regulations and standards when purchasing a fire extinguisher. In the UK, for example, the extinguisher should conform to British Standard BS EN3 and should be serviced and installed in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. All of our extinguishers conform to these standards.
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This varies on a range of factors such as the size of the building, the number of rooms, distribution of hazards, etc. There is no one set answer. ISE Fire can provide specific recommendations following a free-of-charge site survey.
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The average lifespan of a fire extinguisher is typically around 5-10 years, depending on the type and manufacturer recommendations. This is dependent on regular inspections, maintenance, and any recharging essential to ensure their functionality.
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Yes, after purchasing fire extinguishers, it is important to have them regularly inspected and maintained according to the manufacturer's guidelines and applicable regulations to ensure their operational readiness in case of a fire emergency.
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Typically, we offer a five year guarantee on any fire extinguishers we provide.
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ISE Fire offer the commissioning and installation of new fire extinguishers, in addition to their ongoing maintenance.
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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 mandates that fire extinguishers should be regularly inspected and maintained by a competent person to ensure their operational readiness.
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We will arrange a visit to your premises to inspect equipment in its proper setting.
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Our team at ISE Fire work under a number of qualifications and standards: BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) SP101 and SP203-1, ISO 9001 registered, and being members of the FIA (Fire Industry Association) CIS certification.
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This depends on the size of the premises and number of appliances which require servicing. Typically, we can service about 10-15 extinguishers per hour.
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This depends on the size of the premises and number of appliances which require servicing. The best thing is to get in touch with us for a quote which fits you. Our visits and quotes are never high pressure.
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If you'd like repeat service visits, we'll contact you on the appropriate basis (usually annual or every 6 months) so you don't need to worry.
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The consequences of non-compliance with fire extinguisher regulations in the UK can include fines, penalties, potential legal liability in the event of a fire-related incident, and compromised safety for individuals and property.
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In order to ensure complete fire safety compliance, the first step would be to get a fire extinguisher survey.
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A type C fire involves gas and should be tackled with an ABC powder fire extinguisher.
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