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Fire Extinguisher Servicing in Scotland

Ensure your business’s safety with reliable fire extinguisher servicing in Scotland from Onguard Fire Protection. We provide expert maintenance, ensuring your extinguishers are always ready for emergencies.

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Expert Fire Extinguisher Servicing in Scotland

Our fire extinguisher servicing in Scotland ensures your equipment is in optimal condition and ready to protect your business in an emergency.

At Onguard Fire Protection, we offer thorough inspections, maintenance, and refilling services, adhering to British Standards (BS5306) to guarantee your fire extinguishers’ reliability and compliance with safety regulations.

The Types of Fire Extinguishers We Service

We provide expert servicing for various types of fire extinguishers, ensuring they are ready for any emergency situation.

CO2 Fire Extinguishers

Ideal for electrical fires and Class B fires involving flammable liquids. CO2 extinguishers effectively displace oxygen, smothering the flames without leaving any residue.

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Water Fire Extinguishers

Perfect for Class A fires involving combustible materials like wood, paper, and textiles. Water extinguishers cool the burning material, reducing the fire's temperature to extinguish it.

Foam Extinguishers in Glasgow being used to put out fire in the street

Foam Fire Extinguishers

Versatile extinguishers are suitable for both Class A and Class B fires. Foam extinguishers create a barrier on the fire’s surface, preventing re-ignition while cooling the flames.

Fireman putting out fire with Powder Fire Extinguishers Glasgow

Powder Fire Extinguishers

Effective for Class A, B, and C fires, including flammable solids, liquids, and gases. Dry powder extinguishers interrupt the chemical reaction, stopping the fire in its tracks.

Wet Chemical Extinguishers

Designed for Class F fires involving cooking oils and fats. Wet chemical extinguishers cool and emulsify the burning fat, preventing re-ignition and effectively extinguishing the fire.

Why Regular Fire Extinguisher Servicing is Essential

Ensuring your fire extinguishers are regularly serviced guarantees they are always ready for emergencies. This critical maintenance enhances safety, ensures compliance, and extends equipment lifespan.

Keep Your Business Safe – Act Now!

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Ensure your fire extinguishers are always ready for emergencies.

Contact Onguard Fire Protection today at 0800 061 4234 to schedule your comprehensive fire extinguisher servicing in Scotland and protect your business and employees.

Where We Work...

Based in Glasgow, Onguard Fire Protection offers expert fire safety assessments throughout Scotland. We proudly serve the following areas:

Protect your business with our expert fire risk assessments. Contact Onguard Fire Protection today at 0800 061 4234 to schedule your assessment.

Questions About Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Discover everything you need to know about fire extinguisher servicing. Here are the answers to common questions from our clients.

Why is regular fire extinguisher servicing important?

Regular fire extinguisher servicing is crucial to ensure the equipment functions correctly during an emergency. Over time, extinguishers can lose pressure, suffer physical damage, or develop blockages. Servicing identifies and rectifies these issues, ensuring compliance with safety regulations, enhancing workplace safety, and extending the lifespan of the extinguishers. Regular maintenance helps to ensure that your extinguishers are always in optimal condition and ready for use.

How often should fire extinguishers be serviced?

Fire extinguishers should be serviced at least once a year by a qualified technician. Additionally, monthly visual inspections should be conducted by a trained staff member to check for obvious signs of damage, ensure the pressure gauge is in the correct range, and verify that the extinguisher is accessible and unobstructed. Annual servicing includes more detailed checks, such as verifying the internal condition and refilling or recharging the extinguisher if necessary.

What is included in a fire extinguisher service?

A comprehensive fire extinguisher service includes several critical steps: checking the pressure gauge to ensure the extinguisher is charged, inspecting the physical condition for any signs of damage or corrosion, verifying that the safety pin and tamper seal are intact, and ensuring the label and operating instructions are legible. The technician will also check the hose and nozzle for blockages and ensure the extinguisher is easily accessible and properly mounted. If necessary, the extinguisher will be refilled or recharged.

What types of fire extinguishers require servicing?

All types of fire extinguishers require regular servicing to ensure they are in working condition. This includes CO2 extinguishers for electrical fires and Class B fires, water extinguishers for Class A fires, foam extinguishers for Class A and B fires, dry powder extinguishers for Class A, B, and C fires, and wet chemical extinguishers for Class F fires involving cooking oils and fats. Each type of extinguisher has specific servicing requirements that a qualified technician will address during the maintenance visit.

What are the consequences of not servicing fire extinguishers regularly?

Neglecting regular servicing of fire extinguishers can have serious consequences, including the risk of equipment failure during a fire emergency, leading to uncontrolled fires, increased property damage, and potential loss of life. Non-compliance with fire safety regulations can result in fines, legal liabilities, and damage to your business’s reputation. Regular servicing ensures that fire extinguishers are reliable and effective, providing peace of mind and protection for your business and employees.

How can I find a qualified technician for fire extinguisher servicing?

To find a qualified technician for fire extinguisher servicing, look for a company certified by a recognised fire safety organisation, such as the British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) in the UK. Ensure the technicians are trained and experienced in servicing various types of fire extinguishers. Onguard Fire Protection offers professional fire extinguisher servicing across Scotland, with certified technicians who adhere to British Standards (BS5306) and ensure your equipment is maintained to the highest standards. Contact us at 0800 061 4234 to schedule a service.