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Fire Extinguisher Maintenance & Servicing

Fire Extinguisher Servicing & Maintenance in Essex

For reliable fire extinguisher servicing and maintenance in Essex and beyond, you can trust the experts at Firstford Ltd. We specialise in providing comprehensive solutions to ensure optimal fire safety for your premises.

Here you’ll find a team of dedicated professionals who inspect, test, and maintain various types of fire extinguishers, including CO2, foam, powder, and water-based variants.

With us, you can have peace of mind knowing that your fire extinguishers are in excellent condition and fully prepared to handle any emergency.

Trust our expertise and experience for professional fire extinguisher servicing and maintenance in Essex and surrounding areas.

This regular fire extinguisher service and maintenance must be carried out by a professional, otherwise known as a ‘competent person’. They will inspect the equipment and identify any damage or misuse that will hinder its capabilities. The competent person will also survey the premises to check whether the correct type of fire extinguisher has been installed in a suitable area.

Although the competent person is trained and qualified for the servicing and maintenance of fire extinguishers, you also have an obligation as the responsible person to check your fire extinguishers. Do not ignore them – the sooner you are able to spot any deterioration or discharge from your fire extinguishers, the sooner the issues can be solved.

Fire extinguishers are crucial fire safety equipment that can both control small fires and help you and other people escape from the building. However, without proper inspection and maintenance to check that the fire extinguishers are suitable for use and function properly, everyone’s safety will be compromised.

Across Essex, Firstford provides exceptional fire extinguisher servicing and maintenance, among other services such as fire alarm and security systems installation. Our expert competent persons are skilled and knowledgeable in their craft, so you can rest assured that our services are of the highest standard.

Fire Extinguishers

If you are wondering what fire extinguishers are and their purpose, you have come to the right place. Fire extinguishers are one of many examples of fire safety equipment that can be found in commercial buildings to help extinguish or manage small fires. In particular, they are portable and cylinder-shaped, containing one of the following:

  • Water – for combustible materials (Class A)
  • Foam – for combustible materials (Class A) and flammable liquids (Class B)
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) – for flammable liquids (Class B) and electrical equipment (Electrical)
  • Dry powder – for all of the above (Class A, Class B, and Electrical), as well as flammable gases (Class C) and flammable metals (Class D)
  • Wet chemical – for combustible materials (Class A) and deep fat fryers (Class F)

These different types of fire extinguishers are equipped to control different types of fires as stated above. The fire hazard risks on your premises will influence how many and what type of fire extinguishers you need.

As a minimum, it is recommended that premises have two Class A fire extinguishers on each floor of the building – unless your space cannot accommodate two fire extinguishers, in which case, it is permitted to use only one fire extinguisher.

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Why should you service and maintain fire extinguishers?

While it can be easy to call it a day once fire safety equipment has been installed in your property, prioritising the safety of you, people within the property, and the property itself does not end there.

As a stated ‘responsible person’, i.e. the owner of the property, you are responsible for the regular maintenance of fire safety equipment. To ensure the safety of people in the building, servicing existing fire extinguishers often can help ensure the fire extinguishers are not only compliant with current fire safety regulations, but can also operate safely and properly should a fire occur within the premises.

It is important to arrange the servicing of fire extinguishers on an at least yearly basis, but regular maintenance is recommended.

Compliance with UK fire safety regulations.
Compliance with UK fire safety regulations.
Installation by trained and experienced technicians.
Installation by trained and experienced technicians.
A safer environment for everyone in your building.
A safer environment for everyone in your building.
Highest quality systems and equipment.
Highest quality systems and equipment.
Regular and reliable monitoring and maintenance.
Regular and reliable monitoring and maintenance.

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Your questions answered

Absolutely, regular maintenance and inspection of fire extinguishers are vital, and we provide comprehensive services to ensure they remain in optimal working condition.

Fire extinguishers should be inspected annually and replaced as per the manufacturer’s recommendations or if they show signs of damage or wear.

Yes, commercial fire extinguishers typically have higher capacities and are designed for specific types of fires that may occur in commercial settings.

You can contact us directly for personalized assistance and bulk orders.

Yes, we offer expert advice on the correct placement and installation of fire extinguishers to ensure compliance with safety regulations and effectiveness in case of a fire.

Choosing the right fire extinguisher depends on the nature of the premises and the types of fires that are likely to occur. Our guide helps you select the appropriate one for your environment.

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