Each year fire extinguishers save the UK economy over £500 million.
Prevent over 1,500 injuries.
Successfully extinguish the fire in over 80% of instances.
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Annual fire extinguisher service inspections are a legal requirement within most business premises under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order 2005) and could be also be required for your insurance
Swifts Annual Service: During a basic annual service, Swifts engineer carries out various procedures on the fire extinguisher depending on its make and type.
Generally, the service includes:
•Checking all fire extinguisher parts such as: valves, safety devices, gauges, and operating mechanisms.
•Checking internally and externally for corrosion
•Checking the weight is within the stated range
•Compiling a maintenance report or `Certificate of Inspection` -
A legal record of the maintenance carried out on the fire extinguishers to be kept by the customer and engineer.
Swifts Extended Service: Extended services generally involve carrying out a test discharge on the fire extinguisher, checking internal and external parts, then recharging the fire extinguisher for ready for use, if deemed safe by the engineer.
BS 5306 - 3, states that water, foam, powder and wet chemical fire extinguishers are required to have extended services every 5 years.
Co2 fire extinguishers must have a pressure test / Overhaul test every 10 years. We carry out a `service exchange` for co2 fire extinguishers due this test. That is, we exchange your old co2 fire extinguisher for a new or refurbished, tested co2 fire extinguisher.
This is more cost effective as it saves time spent on your premises, prevents a return visit from being necessary and ensures that co2 fire extinguishers are tested and recharged by specialists in certified testing stations.
Each fire extinguisher should be accompanied by appropriate safety signage indicating the type of fire extinguisher.
Swift Testing Services stock a wide variety of low cost safety signs.
All fire extinguishers should, where possible, Be wall mounted on a suitable bracket or placed on a fire extinguisher stand.
Fire extinguishers should never be used to prop doors open - Especially fire doors which should remain shut unless an automatic closing device has been fitted.
We can provide brackets and wall mount fire extinguishers for a small charge.
This guide is intended as a brief explanation of terms and as an overview of the standard.
For further information. Please refer to:
•BS 5306 part 3 and 8
•Fire precautions (Workplace) regulations 1999
•Fire Safety - An Employers guide. (HSE Books)
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