Fire extinguisher company in Suffolk.
PSB Fire And Electrical are a fire extinguisher company in Suffolk serving the whole of the UK.
To view our range of fire extinguishers please visit our web store page.
PLEASE NOTE: all our extinguisher will need to be commissioned after delivery to your work place. Unless supplied and installed by PSB Fire And Electrical in which case we will supply, install and commission on delivery.
Several British Standards apply to Portable Fire Extinguishers as listed below:
- British Standard EN3 Pt 7 2004 Characteristics, performance requirements and test methods
- British Standard 5306 Pt 3 2009 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises
- British Standard 5306 Pt 8 2007 Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers
- British Standard 6643 Pt 1 2008 Recharging fire extinguishers
- British Standard 6643 Pt 2 2008 Specifications for powder refills
The supply and service of Portable Fire Extinguisher on customers premises are predominantly coverd by two main standards, British Standard 5306 Part 3 and British Standard Part 8, the reasons for the two of them is explained below.
Because fire extinguishers are often pressurised to several thousand pounds or 200 bar, they are regarded as a pressurised piece of life saving equipment. The ramifications to both your business and ours of a failure to operate when needed are immence.
The British Standard provide a measurable service level as the minimum required to keep the equipment in working condition. A brief explanation of the standards is outlined below.
British Standard 5306 Pt3
The main service standard for portable fire extinguishers approximately 29 pages, used as a reference by engineers in the service of fire extinguishers.
- Visual inspection by the responsible person (owner, manager or appointed person)
- Basic service, extended service and overhaul procedures
- Recharging of extinguishers
- Replacement of components
- Evaluation of fitness for service of extinguishers and actions to be takenExtinguishers which are to be condemned.
- Conditions indicating that an extinguisher is unsafe for use
- Extinguishers for which this standard provides no maintenance schedules
- Extinguishers which are not maintained
- Provision of a written report
- Maintenance documentation
- Permanent replacement of extinguishers
Selection and positioning of portable fire extinguishers approximately 28 pages used as a reference by engineers as to the number and type of extinguishers to specify and install.
- Importance of early planning
- Extinguisher, capacities and colour coding
- Suitability of extinguishers for various classes of fire
- Distribution of extinguishers according to fire classification and rating of extinguisher
- Accessibility and Travel Distance
Fire extinguisher types and classes.
Class A fires – are fires involving organic solids like paper, wood, etc
Class B fires – are fires involving flammable Liquids.
Class C fires – are fires involving flammable Gasses
Class D fires - are fires involving Metals
Class E fires-
Are fires involving electrical apparatus.
Class E fires-
Are fires involving cooking oils and fats.
Soteria Throw able-
Fore use on class A and B fires.
For use on class F fires.