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.
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.
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