Fire Extinguisher Servicing in Hampshire
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We are your first choice for fire extinguisher servicing in Hampshire!
Our fire extinguisher maintenance prices are simple and transparent with no hidden charges. Our prices include all the normal consumable parts such as labels, seals, tags, washers, and o-rings.
When it is time for your fire extinguishers to be serviced, we will send you an email 4 weeks before so that you have plenty of time to arrange a convenient time and date to suit you.
If your fire extinguishers are out of date or you need replacement extinguishers, we have a range of high-quality new fire extinguishers that we can supply at competitive prices.
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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 states that any fire safety equipment should be subject to a suitable system of maintenance and maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair. If you have any firefighting equipment and it is not serviced by a competent person in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, it is unlikely that the responsible person for the premises would be able to demonstrate compliance.
Fire extinguishers need to be inspected regularly to maintain them in a safe condition and to ensure that they will work properly if required in an emergency. Below are some of the things that can be picked up by having your fire extinguishers serviced properly.
Damage – Fire extinguishers are normally placed on escape routes out of a building, and this makes them prone to being knocked and damaged. They are pressurized vessels and can be dangerous if damaged, posing a risk to the building occupants. One aspect of annual servicing is checking for damage and highlighting defective extinguishers.
Consumable Parts – Some parts of fire extinguishers require changing as they are prone to wear and damage. The or-rings that seal the valve and hose are prone to deterioration over time and can lead to leaks or pressure loss.
Partial or total discharge – The one thing that you do not want to find if you need to use a fire extinguisher in a hurry is that it is empty. A vital part of routine fire extinguisher maintenance is weighing the extinguisher to check that it is not empty or been partially used. If the extinguisher has been part discharged or its lost more than 10% of its commissioning weight then it will need to be refilled or replaced.
Pressure Loss – If your fire extinguisher doe not have any pressure then it will not work when you need it. What about the pressure gauge? Well, in the past we have found extinguishers that have no pressure but the gauge is still showing in the green because it is stuck! One of the important things that we do when servicing fire extinguishers is to test the gauge with gauge test tool to ensure that it is not stuck.
Lining Damage – Fire extinguishers often contain a plastic lining to protect the extinguisher body from corrosion. Over time this lining can deteriorate leading to corrosion weakening the body of the extinguisher. If this is not picked up the extinguisher can pose a risk to people in its vicinity if it explodes.
Basic Annual Servicing
Unless they are a maintenance free type, portable fire extinguishers require servicing every 12 months. During this service extinguishers are visually inspected for damage, the weight and pressure are checked and consumable items like o-rings, seals and anti-tamper tags are changed. Part of the service procedure is to check that the fire extinguishers are still suitable for the premises and fire risks and that there are enough available to fight a fire.
Every 5 years water, foam and powder extinguishers require a discharge test. This is where the extinguisher is discharged, the internal lining is inspected and then the extinguisher is refilled and repressurised. Due to issues with discharging and refilling foam and powder extinguishers onsite it is normally advised to replace them. Carbon dioxide extinguishers require an overhaul every 10 years from the date stamped on the cylinder. At this point CO2 extinguishers are normally replaced.
Our prices for fire extinguisher maintenance in Hampshire depend on several factors including the number of extinguishers and the type of building. As a general guide our prices start from £65 plus VAT. If you include your fire extinguisher servicing with another service that we provide, and have it carried out at the same time we can often offer a discount. Often our customers get their fire extinguisher servicing carried out at the same time as their PAT Testing or fire risk assessment.
Our fire extinguishers maintenance prices are straightforward with no hidden charges.
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