Fire Extinguishers

Need Fire Extinguishers at your Premises in Cambridgeshire?

Keeping your workplace equipped with working fire extinguishers is a critical part of fire safety. All businesses need to have fire extinguishers quickly accessible in the event of a fire.

However, just having a stock of fire extinguishers is not enough. Over time fire extinguishers can lose pressure, and this along with general wear and tear can mean that they won’t work when you need them to. Having your extinguishers regularly serviced is essential to maintain the safety of your workplace. It is a legal requirement to have your fire extinguishers serviced annually in order to keep them in optimal condition.

At Prestige, we offer not only quick and efficient fire extinguisher installation to business across the Cambridgeshire area, but we also provide fire extinguisher servicing that guarantees to keep your fire safety equipment reliable and compliant.

 

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Different types of fires require different fire extinguishers. If you try to fight a fire with the wrong extinguisher, you could end up doing more harm than good.

There are five main types of fire extinguisher:

  • Water, water spray, or water mist fire extinguishers
  • Foam fire extinguishers
  • Dry powder fire extinguishers
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers
  • Wet chemical fire extinguishers

 

The types of fires that the extinguishers fight are as follows:

  • Wood, paper, and textile fires (Class A)
  • Flammable liquids fires (Class B)
  • Flammable gas fires (Class C)
  • Combustible Metal fires (Class D)
  • Electrical contact fires (Electrical)
  • Cooking oils and fats fires (Class F)

 

Choosing the right extinguisher can prevent damage to your property and save lives:

 WaterFoamDry PowderCO2Wet Chemical

Wood, paper, & textiles

(Class A)

X

Flammable liquids

(Class B)

XX

Flammable gasses

(Class C)

XXXX

Combustible Metals

(Class D)

XXXX

Electrical contact

(Electrical)

XXX

Cooking oils and fats

(Class F)

XXXX
It’s important to make sure you use the right fire extinguisher for the right type of fire. If you use a water-based extinguisher on a flammable liquid fire, for example, you could spread the liquid out instead of containing the fire.

fire extinguisher installations

It is essential that fire extinguishers are installed by a qualified expert who is familiar with the layout and use of your property. The location of fire extinguishers in your business needs to be carefully considered; they should be readily available at any moment in case of a fire. Our trained fire safety engineers will install your fire extinguishers in suitable locations with no complications.

At Prestige, we supply and install all types of fire extinguishers and fire blankets and our experienced engineers will ensure that the right type of extinguishers are installed in the right places for you. If you already know what size and type of fire extinguisher you require, we can simply provide you with a price for supply and commission.

We offer:

  • Water-based fire extinguishers
  • Foam fire extinguishers
  • Dry powder fire extinguishers
  • CO2 fire extinguishers
  • Wet chemical fire extinguishers


We provide a choice of classic red, polished chrome, polished gold, or brushed copper fire extinguishers. We supply high quality fire extinguishers at competitive prices giving you value for money and peace of mind.

Whatever your fire extinguisher requirements, Prestige can deliver.

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Need fire extinguisher installation or servicing in the Cambridgeshire area?

If you need any fire extinguishers installed or serviced, contact us for the highest quality work. Our family run business is ready to get the job done to your needs. Prestige’s friendly team of fire safety experts are the perfect people to install and service your extinguishers. Call +44 1353 820150 today and keep your workplace safe and legally compliant.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should fire extinguishers be serviced?

It is legal requirement to have your fire extinguishers serviced annually to ensure that they are in perfect working order should you need to use them.We charge a flat attendance fee and service charge per extinguisher rather than charging you for every little component needed to service your extinguishers.

There are no hidden fees when you work with us.If any defective equipment is discovered during the service, we will take the old extinguisher away for recycling and supply a replacement to ensure your property is legally compliant.

Once we have serviced your extinguishers, we will provide you with a summary of the work we have carried out during our visit and certification that your extinguishers have been maintained in accordance with BS 5306 part 3.

Where should fire extinguishers be installed?

Because of UK law, the selection and positioning of fire extinguishers in workplaces is strictly regulated. Make sure to consult professionals for fire extinguisher installations.

Is it a legal requirement to have fire extinguishers installed?

Yes! UK legislation BS 5306-8 notes that all workplaces will require the provision of a minimum of two water based (Class A) extinguishers with a combined minimum total fire rating of 26A per story or level up to 400mtr2 as primary protection (Clause 8.2.1).

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