Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers ‘supply and service’ throughout Devon and Cornwall

Securi-Guard Fire and Security are British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) SP101 approved for the contract maintenance of portable fire extinguishers and provide fire extinguishers to both large and small businesses, retail outlets, hotels/B&B’s, nursing homes, schools and other educational buildings. We also provide contract maintenance of portable fire equipment at these locations.

88% of fires put out using a fire extinguisher

Did you know that 88 per cent of fires are put out using a fire extinguisher? It makes them an extremely effective way of tackling fires in both the workplace and domestic environments.

Securi-Guard offers the very latest range of fire extinguishers, covering all types of fires, and suitable for use in both large and small businesses, as well as retail outlets, hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation, schools, etc.

We offer a complete supply, installation and maintenance service for all equipment to help you meet the requirements of fire safety under BS 5306. We also adhere to a strict environmental policy in terms of the equipment and its disposal.

Fire Extinguisher Classification

  • A –  Wood, paper and textiles
  • B – Flammable liquids
  • C – Flammable gases
  • D – Metal
  • F – Cooking oil and fat fires

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.

Our Fire Extinguisher Range

  • Water Fire Extinguishers – the cheapest and most widely used fire extinguishers suitable for Class A fires
  • Foam Fire Extinguishers – more expensive than water, but more versatile. Used for Class A and B fires
  • Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers – often termed the ‘multi-purpose’ extinguisher, can be used on most fires, but best for running liquid fires
  • Wet Chemical – specialist extinguisher for class F fires.
  • For Metal Fires – a specialist fire extinguisher for use on Class D fires, such as sodium, lithium, manganese and aluminium when in the form of swarf or turnings.
  • CO2 Fire Extinguishers – carbon dioxide is ideal for fires involving electrical apparatus and will also extinguish Class B fires, but has NO POST FIRE SECURITY and the fire could re-ignite.

Fire Extinguishers – Colour Coding

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:

  • Water – Red
  • Foam – Cream
  • Dry Powder – Blue
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) – Black

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.

If you would like to discuss your fire and/or security requirements and the services you are interested in please contact the Fire Extinguisher Manager today, or call on 01752 512120.

For further information on the legislation governing fire safety in the workplace, visit www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities