Horizon Fire employs BAFE trained engineers who will service your extinguishers to British Standards BS 5306, providing value for money servicing, leaving your business with peace of mind and not out of pocket.
Whether you are a small independent or national company, we offer all of our customers high levels of service and customer satisfaction.
We offer a range of extinguisher servicing plans at very competitive prices
All of our extinguishers are fully refillable and carry a 5 year guarantee which fully complies with all standards and recommendations by HSE, all UK Fire Brigades and insurance companies. We supply every conceivable fire appliance and product from fire blankets, extinguisher stands, fire log books to fire buckets.
Our team of BAFE qualified service engineers cover the UK and can service all types of extinguisher from our fully stocked vehicles.
Legislation - Visual Inspections and servicing of Fire Extinguishers
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) places legally enforceable requirements on organisations, where necessary, to safeguard the safety of relevant persons within the premises in the event of fire. The responsible person must “ensure that the premises and any facilities, equipment and devices provided in respect of the premises …are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair”. Annual Service and Maintenance should be conducted by a competent person.
The “Responsible person” is normally the owner, landlord or business proprietor or a member of staff delegated with responsibility for fire safety. The “competent person” is someone qualified by training and experience to undertake service and maintenance of fire extinguishers.
In addition to annual Servicing it is recommended that the Responsible person carry out visual inspections of all extinguishers and fire safety equipment on a regular basis i.e. at least monthly to determine if the extinguisher has been discharged or damaged.
BS5306:3 Code of Practice for Fire Extinguisher Service and Maintenance provides recommendations on how to conduct a visual inspection as follows.
- each extinguisher is correctly located in the designated place.
- each extinguisher is unobstructed and visible.
- the operating instructions of each extinguisher are clean and legible and face outwards.
- each extinguisher has not been operated and is not obviously damaged or has any missing parts.
- the reading of any pressure gauge or indicator fitted to an extinguisher is within operational and safety limits.
- the seals and tamper indicators of each extinguisher are not broken or missing.
The designated responsible person within the organisation should record the results of this visual inspection and arrange for corrective action, if necessary, by a competent person. If you employ 5 or more people it is also a legal requirement to keep a permanent Record of all servicing, maintenance and inspections for inspection by the Fire Services Inspectorate.