Hopefully you will never have to say that. If you do though, suddenly a fire extinguisher may be all that can save your business from ruin.
Do you have your extinguishers professionally checked at least annually? Often they can stand in the corner of a room, forgotten for years. But when your business is burning down and you desperately need that extinguisher, it must WORK!
Do not rely on their pressure gauges either – usually they are OK but do you want to find out yours is faulty when you really need to use it RIGHT NOW? We check them on each service since it may be stuck and your extinguisher would not actually have sufficient pressure to work correctly.
Powder extinguishers should be discharge-tested every 5 years per BS5306-3 2009.
AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam) should also be discharge-tested every 5 years.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) extinguishers operate at much higher pressure. They must similarly be tested but also discharged after 10 years.
We offer a free survey (by prior appointment for your convenience) to help you assess your needs. They may include Fire Alarms, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Risk Assessments or more per our Other Services. For your free survey simply ring us on 01603 787333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Having your extinguishers serviced may cost less than you think – and save your business.