Firepower extinguishers

Purchasing Fire Extinguishers

When purchasing fire extinguishers always ensure they meet the requirements of the appropriate British Standard. Look for the British Standards kitemark, CE mark and the manufacturing standard BS EN3 to prove correct certification. The BAFE mark is voluntary but offers additional assurance of quality. If the extinguishers are for commercial or public buildings they will need to be commissioned AFTER the delivery. Be careful, as some internet companies offer certification prior to delivery, which is not acceptable, the idea of an extinguisher being commissioned on site is that a qualified technician can assess the risks involved & install the correct extinguishers accordingly.

Firepower extinguishers

Firepower range of extinguishers manufactured to BS EN3

If you require any further information about the type of fire extinguishers you should buy, contact your local BAFE approved company, H. Roberts & Son. We will be more than happy to help you and our expert advice is free of charge . We will also be able to provide you with general fire safety advice.

Surfing the internet will produce many suppliers but always use a company that stocks extinguishers meeting the appropriate British Standard and that these companies offer ON SITE commissioning (certification) and installation carried out by a BAFE approved technician.

For further information
call us on 0151 236 7558
Warren House, Regent Street,
Liverpool L3 7BN, United Kingdom

 

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Should we be keeping fire extinguishers in cars and other vehicles?

The number of car fires is ever on the rise. Specifically, the number of intentional fires has increased by 200% since 1989.

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Fire extinguishers, when operated by properly trained individuals, can save lives. Since cars, lorries and other vehicles are susceptible to overheating; should we be keeping fire extinguishers in cars and other vehicles? To put it simply, yes we should.

Keep a fire extinguisher in your car
If a small fire does break out, you may be able to fight it. You’ll need to invest in an ABC dry powder extinguisher, the only one that can safely fight all of the potential fires in your car. If there’s a fire beneath your bonnet, do not attempt to open it – you could burn your hand and fuel the fire. Instead, aim the extinguisher at the grilles in your bonnet, or under the edge of the bonnet (after releasing it).

2.0kg dry powder firepower fire extinguisher

2.0kg powder fire extinguisher

 

It is considered good practice to carry a fire extinguisher & other safety equipment. The recommended fire extinguisher is a multi-purpose dry powder type for the inflammability classes* A, B and C, with a minimum capacity of 2kg (or an equivalent capacity for any other suitable extinguishing agent) suitable for fighting a fire in the engine or cab of the vehicle.

For further information
call us on 0151 236 7558
Warren House, Regent Street,
Liverpool L3 7BN, United Kingdom

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