The Fire Services Acts 1981 & 2003 and The Safety,
Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 requires
extinguishers to be inspected and maintained at least yearly in accordance with
the requirements of current standards: I.S.291:2015
Annett Fire provide inspection, maintenance and refilling for all makes and types of fire extinguishers. We will arrange to undertake the necessary maintenance whenever it is due and advise of any additional requirements your equipment or premises may need to ensure compliance with current standards.
Keep your fire extinguishers in good condition with regular inspection and maintenance.
Fire Extinguisher Types - Quick Guide:
Water Fire Extinguishers (Colour Coding: Red) - Best
Fires involving organic solid materials such as wood, cloth, paper, plastics, coal etc.
Powder Fire Extinguishers (Colour Coding: Blue) - Best for:
Can be used on fires involving
organic solids, liquids such as grease, fats, oil, paint, petrol, etc but not
on chip or fat pan fires. Can also be used on gas fires.
Foam Fire Extinguishers (Colour Coding: Cream) - Best for:
Fires involving solids and burning liquids, such as paint and petrol but not suitable for chip or fat pan fires. Safe on fires caused by electricity if tested to 35kV (dielectric test) and a 1 meter safety distance is adhered to.
Carbon Dioxide (Co2) Fire Extinguishers (Colour Coding: Black) - Best for:
Live electrical equipment, although it allows re-ignition of hot plastics. Now mainly used on large computer servers, although care has to be taken not to asphyxiate people when using the extinguisher in small server rooms.
Wet Chemical (F-type) Fire Extinguishers (Colour Coding: Yellow) - Best for:
chemical fire extinguishers are ideal for Class F fires, involving cooking oils
and fats, such as lard, olive oil, sunflower oil, maize oil and butter.
|Fire Blankets - Best for:|
Fires involving both solids and liquids. Particularly good for small clothing fires and for chip and fat pan fires providing the blanket completely covers the fire.
Contact us on 047 82327 / 086 887 1173 or via email for further details.