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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.

  • Mounting
  • Visual inspection by the responsible person (owner, manager or appointed person)
  • Basic service, extended service and overhaul procedures
  • Labelling
  • 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

British Standard 5306 Pt 8

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
  • Location
  • Accessibility and Travel Distance
  •  Signage

Fire extinguisher types and classes.

Foam fire extinguisher

Class A fires – are fires involving organic solids like paper, wood, etc

Foam fire extinguishers

Class B fires – are fires involving flammable Liquids.

Wate mist fire extinguishers

Class C fires – are fires involving flammable Gasses

Dry powder fire extinguishers

Class D fires - are fires involving Metals

CO2 fire extinguishers

Class E fires-

Are fires involving electrical apparatus.

Wet chemical fire extinguishers

Class E fires-

Are fires involving cooking oils and fats.

Maintenance free fire extinguishers

Soteria Throw able-

Fore use on class A and B fires.

Cooking oil fire extinguishers

Soteria Kitchen-

For use on class F fires.

Our fire extinguisher company in Suffolk is an ideal base for servicing and supplying the whole of the UK, Please note that unless we install our range of extinguishers (at extra cost) then they will require full commissioning upon arrival at your premises.