Is your business prepared for the unexpected?
Fires aren’t planned but you can plan to be ready if a fire occurs, with the correct fire extinguisher, fully serviced and ready to use.
Different types of fires require certain types of fire extinguishers to tackle the fire effectively. Water for paper, CO2 for electrical fires etc. Using the wrong extinguisher can make the fire worse, and even endanger the user. That is why it’s extremely important to have the correct extinguishers for your business to deal with the fires you might experience.
The only way to do this correctly and protect your staff and business is to have a fire assessment from a fully qualified fire engineer, who will recommend the types of extinguishers needed and where to place them in your premises in Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Huntingdon, Corby, Daventry, Cambridge, Brackley and Leicester.Book a fire extinguisher service
Red fire extinguisher
Red fire extinguishers use water and are ideal for putting out Class A fires.
Cream fire extinguisher
Cream fire extinguishers use foam to put out both Class A and Class B fires.
Blue fire extinguisher
The dry powder in blue fire extinguishers make them suitable for Class A, B, C, D, and E (electrical) fires.
Black fire extinguisher
CO2 makes black fire extinguishers effective for class B and class E fires.
Installing fire extinguishers is one thing, but it’s vital to understand the legislation behind fire extinguisher requirements for your business.
This is where our fire risk assessments come in. Whether it be fire extinguishers for offices, warehouses or factories, our fully qualified engineers are able to recommend everything you need including;
Understanding fire extinguishers requirements for your business, will ensure a safe environment for everyone in your workforce. Here at ISE Fire, we specialise in fire risk assessment for all industries offices, warehouses, factories and more. Take a look here at our specialties within the industrial sector.
Just having a fire extinguisher is not enough. Fire extinguishers lose their effectiveness over time
They can also get damaged, so need to be checked regularly to make sure they’re ready for service when you need it. After all, would you want to be in front of a fire with a non-functioning fire extinguisher?
Fire extinguishers need servicing annually, with most extinguishers requiring an extended service every 5 years. Your fire extinguisher service includes complete checking of the extinguisher condition and components to prolong the life of the extinguisher.
Extended fire extinguisher services include complete discharging and refilling, to ensure the contents are fresh and the extinguisher is working as intended.
The variation to this rule is the black label Co2 fire extinguishers, which require refurbishing 10 years after manufacture.
Regular servicing protects you, the people you work with and your business.Book a fire extinguisher service
ISE Fire have been looking after the maintenance of our fire alarm system as well as our fire extinguishers for a number of years - the team are very professional and efficient. In a Hotel environment, an urgent response is extremely important and ISE Fire have always been very quick to deal with emergency calls.
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All ISE Fire engineers are fully qualified in fire safety and extinguisher servicing, with regular training and certification (BS5306) to make sure our knowledge is kept up to date.
Our team are proud members of the international quality standard ISO9001 - for the supply and maintenance of fire extinguishers.
Extinguishers are known to put out over 80% of fires (with the others requiring the Fire Service), so it is imperative that extinguishers are fit for purpose and in full working order if the times comes to use one.
We don’t believe in pushy sales, as we prefer to build long term relationships with our clients.Book a fire extinguisher service
When it comes to fire extinguishers, there are four main types, and they are colour-coded to help you identify the right one to use.
Old fire extinguishers were completely in the identifying colour, but following the latest regulation BS EN3, the body of the fire extinguisher is red, with a coloured band at the top to show the extinguisher type.
In the event of a fire, you and your employees are able to identify exactly the type of fire extinguisher required for that type of fire based on the colour label.
Different fire extinguishers will have slightly different requirements in terms of storing them.Book a fire extinguisher service
We regularly visit areas around the Midlands and have a distribution of ISE Fire locations throughout the region. This makes us the ideal choice for fire extinguisher servicing and installation!
A dry powder extinguisher is suitable for tackling most types of fire, and this extinguisher can be identified by the blue band.
This extinguisher can be used for fire classes A, B, C, and electrical fires.
The powder agent within this fire extinguisher is a multipurpose dry chemical, and works by creating a barrier between the fuel element and the oxygen element on class A fires.
To learn more about different fire extinguisher types, click here.
Water and foam extinguishers which are placed outside, or in areas with no heating, are susceptible to freezing.
In this situation, the extinguisher would not function and should be destroyed.
Follow the PASS system:
Read more about fire extinguishers here!