A Busy Fire Extinguisher Day!

Friday turned into a busy day for Spark-Risk, as we visited several premises along the M62 corridor in the North West to help some of our clients out with their fire extinguisher needs, so we dedicated a whole day to… fire extinguishers! Firstly, we headed to Liverpool, to the Anfield area, to take care of an installation and servicing of the extinguishers in a hotel, then on to a pub. Next, we visited the base of a theatre group in Runcorn to service the extinguishers in their premises.

Next on our list was a visit to our old friends at The Buddhist Centre in the Northern Quarter in city centre Manchester, where we not only serviced their extinguishers across all four floors, we also installed evacuation aids, which took some working out due to the very complex layout of the building. but we finished our work there and headed off toward home, where our last calls were an office in Leigh, and finished at a printer in Warrington.

It is important to have your fire extinguishers maintained and serviced annually by a competent person, as tr12ying to tackle a fire with equipment that is faulty or doesn’t work properly can have severe consequences, to people or property, not to mention the possibility of prosecution, so the onus is on the ‘Responsible Person’ to ensure this is done, and to remain compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005; this legislation requires all fire extinguishers to be serviced annually by a competent person. Servicing should only be undertaken by a fully trained service technician holding the relevant qualifications, such as BAFE or IFEDA. Which is where Spark-Risk can help you… we can undertake the necessary inspections whenever they are due and advise you of any action necessary to keep your fire extinguishers in good working order at a competitive price. All service work is carried out to BS5306-3 2009, and Installation is to BS5306-8 2012, so you know all regulations are met and adhered to, and your extinguishers remain fully operational. If you’re the Responsible Person, we help you achieve your obligations. CONTACT US to find out more from our expert team.