When you consider that fire extinguishers successfully put out 88 per cent of fires it demonstrates just what an effective ally they are in your fire safety provision.
LogiScan Fire and Security offers the very latest fire extinguisher equipment through its parent company Securi-Guard, which is British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) SP101 approved for the Contract Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers and can help you meet the requirements of fire safety under BS 5306. They also adhere to a strict environmental policy in terms of the equipment and its disposal.
Securi-Guard are able to supply, install and provide contract maintenance for all types of fire extinguisher for a whole host of customers including:
In choosing the correct equipment for the risk factors in your environment, it is important to know the classification for fire extinguishers:
Electrical fires do not have a separate classification as they come under all of the above. A CO2 extinguisher is recommended for tackling such a fire, although water extinguishers can be used, but only if a power supply has been isolated.
Prior to 1st Jan 1997, the code of practice for fire extinguishers in the UK was BS 5423, which advised the colour coding of fire extinguishers as follows:
New extinguishers should conform to BS EN 3, which requires that the entire body of the extinguisher be coloured red. A zone of colour of up to 5% of the external area can be used to identify the contents using the old colour coding shown above.
For further information on the legislation governing fire safety in the workplace, visit www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities