get information by phone call 0800 862 0447h and m beds spacer h and m beds spacerh and m beds spacer
h and m beds spacer
what fire extinguisher do i need

What Fire Extinguisher Do I Need For My Business?

This depends on the type of business you run and the fire risks that occur in your building. This is usually determined by carrying out a fire risk assessment which can be done by a qualified professional or by the nominated person in your company. It is better to keep the types of fire extinguishers you have so that they have the same method of operation to avoid confusion.

Generally in an office based environment you should have a water fire extinguisher for putting out fires on paper, wood or plastics plus a CO2 extinguisher for electrical fire risks. A powder fire extinguisher is recommended for fires caused by wood, paper, paint and fuel for example in a workshop environment as the powder will put out a fire but can also make a mess.  Foam fire extinguishers are required if you have flammable liquids. Wet chemical extinguishers are recommended for class F fire risks such as deep fat dryers. In some instance fire blankets are also recommended in kitchens.

How Many Fire Extinguishers Do I Need?

The number of fire extinguishers you need again depends on the nature of your business and the risks involved. A Fire Risk Assessment is always recommended to evaluate the premises and the fire risks involved. This is also part of your legal obligations under fire safety regulations.

Without carrying out a fire risk assessment it is difficult to estimate the number of fire extinguishers you will need but as a general rule, on each floor there should be at least 2 fire extinguishers for every 200 square metres of floor space in your building. It is generally accepted that you should have a CO2 fire extinguisher as well to deal with electrical fires caused by computers and electrical equipment.

Need Help With Your Fire Extinguisher Requirements?

Fire Extinguishers 2 You is a family run business and our friendly, expert staff are always on hand to advise on what fire extinguishers your business needs. We can also carry out fire risk assessments or provide templates for you to do your own. Whether your a local council or a small business Fire Extinguishers 2 You can help make sure that you fully comply with all fire safety regulations. Call us on 0800 862 0447 we are always happy to help.