Portable fire extinguishers (BAFE SP101)

Portable fire extinguishers are part of every business’ fire suppression plan. As with all fire safety devices extinguishers must be fit for purpose, that is of a suitable type(s) for the known fire risk(s), be routinely inspected and replaced where necessary.

Choosing an NSI approved company to conduct service and maintenance, ensures proven competence in maintenance of portable fire extinguisher products.

All portable fire extinguisher technicians must have passed a recognised training course and exam (e.g. FIA , IFEDA or British Fire Consortium).  The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires fire extinguisher maintenance to be maintained in accordance with the relevant British Standards. Fire extinguishers should be serviced annually by a competent fire extinguisher technician.


Fire Classifications

Class A

Fires involving organic solids such as paper and wood

Class B

Fires involving flammable or combustible liquids, including petrol, grease and oil

Class C

Fires involving flammable gases

Class D

Fires involving combustible metals

Class F

Fires involving cooking fat and oil

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