Fire Extinguisher Installation
Do I need Fire Extinguishers?
Ultimately, the requirement for fire extinguishers is determined by your Fire Risk Assessment which is a legal requirement for every UK business to carry out. However government guide lines suggest that even a one room shop should have at least the minimum provision. So the real, practical answer is - Yes, your business does need fire extinguishers.
Which Type of Extinguisher(s) Do I Need?
The exact number, type and size would vastly depend on the risks that are present within your building. The minimum requirement for any story in a building with a floor area equal to or less than 400 m² there should be a minimum of 2 x class 'A' extinguishers with a minimum combined fire rating of 26A, unless the upper floor area is very small i.e. below 100m2, and in single occupancy, in which case, only a minimum rating of 13A is required on the upper floor.
Once this has been achieved. Special risks need to be taken into account and the correct type of extinguishers for the risks will need to be installed.
Can I Just Buy Dry Powder Extinguishers if They Are Multi-Purpose?
The discharge of a powder extinguisher within buildings can cause a sudden reduction of visibility and can also impair breathing, which could jeopardize escape, rescue or other emergency action. For this reason, powder extinguishers should not be specified for use indoors, unless mitigated by a health and safety risk assessment.
Do I Have to Buy Them Outright?
Purchasing the equipment outright is a better option for most customers. All of our fire extinguishers are backed by a 5 year guarantee. However M-Fire can also offer short term hire for customers who only require them temporarily, such as building sites or pubic events. We can also provide medium to long term rental if this is something that you require. Please Click Here for more information on fire extinguisher hire.
How Can We Help?
Our expert team of Engineers can quickly assess the risks and provide a survey and quotation on the required equipment. Please Contact Us for more information or to book a free Engineer survey.