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You can “Trust” FireSafe not only with your annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Service, but also for Risk Management advice and Hands on Staff Training.

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Fire Safety Products

In practically every workplace it is a legal obligation to provide a means of fighting fire and to ensure adequate maintenance. This requirement may even be imposed by an insurance company as a condition of insurance for your business.

The presence of fixed fire fighting equipment installed to deal with special fire risks in certain premises does not negate the need for portable fire equipment to deal with small fires as they start.

Why choose a FireSafe Extinguisher:

  • British Made and Approved
  • High Fire Ratings to BS EN3
  • Environmentally Safe Agent
  • Smaller and lighter in use
  • Indirect use near electrical equipment
  • Multiple Fire Rating:
    • Class A – Wood Paper Cloth
    • Class B – Flammable Liquid Plastic
    • Class C – Flammable Gasses
    • Class D – Flammable Metals
    • Class E – In the proximity of Power
    • Class F – Flammable oils – Fryers

Our Service Engineers are qualified to Service Portable Fire Extinguishers in accordance with the rules laid down by the Fire Extinguishing Trades Association.

Below we give some general advice on the use of fire extinguishers in the workplace:

  • Portable extinguishers should always be sited:
    • As close as possible to the fire risk.
    • Adjacent to exit doorways
    • On escape routes
    • Away from extremes of temperature
    • Where possible, in groups forming ‘fire points’
    • Where possible, in shallow recesses
    • At the same locations on each floor in uniform buildings
  • The extinguishers should be securely fixed to a wall with the carrying handles approximately 1m from floor level. They should NOT be used to hold open doors, or as a convenient coat or jacket stand, and NEVER returned to their allotted positions if they have been partly used or tampered with.
  • Persons wishing to use a fire extinguisher should not have to travel more than 30m in any direction to locate one, and the extinguishers should be clearly visible and accessible at all times.
  • Where extinguishers are not clearly visible a ‘fire point’ sign must be permanently fixed to a wall indicating the position of the fire extinguisher.
  • Because there is a legal obligation to provide a means of fire fighting in the workplace, it makes sense that all employees are trained in how to properly use the equipment.
  • The policy for the training of staff needs to be given very careful consideration, with the personal safety of staff being of paramount importance. It is important to consider why staff should be trained, which staff should be trained, how frequently and the extent of the training required.

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Safety Signs

Clear and effective communication is vital when a building has to be evacuated. Therefore, Fire Exits, Exit Routes and Fire Fighting Equipment all need to be clearly and distinctly identified by readily understood signs.

The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 stipulate the shape, colour and pattern of signs for the purpose of providing signs that can be understood without the need to provide supplementary text. This is achieved by the combined use of pictograms and colours with clearly defined meanings. Borders on safety signs improve sign effectiveness by heightening contrast between the sign and its surroundings.

The type of signs you need to display depends largely on the size and type of your company. Very basically; you need to display Fire Exit and Fire Escape signs. Where direct sight of an Exit or Fire Exit is not possible, a sign, or series of signs, using appropriate directional arrows should be provided.

Fire Equipment signs are required wherever you have fire equipment and general safety signs may be required to cover numerous different aspects eg. Construction, hazardous materials, hygiene, smoking, first aid etc.

To determine your exact requirements you really need to have a site survey conducted which will report on your company’s exact situation. Our professional engineers are sign specialists and will help to advise on all your safety sign requirements.

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