Our fire safety services include the sales and supply of fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, fire blankets and mandatory fire safety signage. Our fire safety products are British made (bearing the British Standards Kite-mark, conforming to BS EN3) and are guaranteed for 5 years. We do not supply cheap imported stock.
In addition to the sales and supply of fire extinguishers, we also provide:
A professional installation service
Certified annual maintenance inspections, repairs and refilling
Fire risk assessments and fire strategy preparation – for details, click here
On-site fire safety training – from entry level sessions to Fire Marshall courses – click here
One of the functions of a fire risk assessment is to identify the fire risks, their classes and therefor, the types and sizes of fire fighting appliances required to extinguish them.
Fire extinguishers are charged with chemicals or agents, designed to extinguish specific fire types (or classes). The selection and use of the wrong extinguisher type will have varying detrimental effects and could cause fire spread or even flash back.
Fire types are classified by the fuel (or combustible material) which is burning. The following chart explains these classes by fuel groups and, the extinguisher types suitable to fight them.
Class A: Fuelled by common, freely burning materials such as paper, wood, coal, straw, tyres, textiles and other carbonaceous matter. Class A fires are the most common and can occur in almost any environment. Fight with Water, Foam, ABC Dry Powder or Wet Chemical extinguishers.
Class B: These fires are fuelled by flammable liquids, or materials that liquefy. They include petrol, diesel, paint, industrial oils and fats, ether, tar, paraffin and stearin, excluding alcohol and cooking oils. Fight with Foam, ABC Dry Powder, CO2 or Fire Blanket.
Class D: Class D fires are generally found in industry only as they are fuelled by metals. They include magnesium, aluminium, swarfs, sodium and powdered metals. Fight with Specialist Dry Powder, M28 for example. These Specialist Dry Powders extinguish metal fires by fusing the powder to form a crust, thus excluding oxygen.
Electrical fires are not classified in a group, as electricity is a source of ignition and, will fuel the fire until the supply is halted or disconnected. Warning note! Some electrical equipment can store lethal voltages in capacitors even if their power supply has been switched off, therefor fight with CO2 or ABC Dry Powder only, as these are charged with agents that do not conduct electricity.
Class F: These are very high temperature fires fuelled by cooking oils and fats, including butter. As such they are notoriously difficult to extinguish. Conventional extinguishers are not effective for class F fires as they do not cool sufficiently and, may cause flash back. Fight only with specialist Wet Chemical agent extinguishers.
General Warning Note: Fire fighting by untrained people is potentially dangerous. Only attempt to tackle a fire if it is in its early stages and you are 100% sure that a means of escape remains available. For information about our fire safety training courses, click here.
Our fire safety service is offered in Oswestry, Welshpool, Newtown, Shrewsbury, Wem, Ellesmere, Aberystwyth, Chirk, Llangollen and Wrexham, serving Shropshire and Powys.
For further details about any of our fire safety products and services, tel: 01 691 791 491
For information regarding fire safety legislation, click here.