Fire & Life Safety

Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Ensure your fire extinguishers are ready to respond and up to the required standards and regulations with our reliable fire extinguisher servicing in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Central Scotland.

Professional Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Your first line of defence against fire deserves the best care. At RACAM, we offer a comprehensive range of high-quality fire extinguishers that comply with UK regulations and meet the specific needs of businesses in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Central Scotland.

Our fire extinguisher servicing includes:

  • checking all extinguisher supplies and components
  • assessing the class of fire extinguisher you need
  • ensuring extinguishers are working to legal requirements

Types of Fire Extinguishers

In the UK, there are several types of fire extinguishers, each designed for specific classes of fires.

1. Water extinguishers

Water extinguishers are suitable for Class A fires, which involve common combustibles like wood, paper, and textiles. They work by cooling the fire and reducing its temperature, but they’re not safe for use on electrical or fat-based fires.

2. Foam extinguishers

Foam extinguishers can tackle Class A and B fires. Class B fires involve flammable liquids such as petrol, diesel, and oils. Foam extinguishers form a layer over the burning substance, starving it of oxygen and cooling the fire. They’re not recommended for kitchen fires or electrical fires.

3. Dry powder extinguishers

Dry powder extinguishers are often called “multi-purpose” because they’re effective on Class A, B, and C fires. Class C fires are gas fires, including propane and butane. These extinguishers interrupt the chemical reaction of a fire. However, they aren’t ideal for confined spaces due to visibility and respiratory concerns, and they can cause damage to sensitive equipment.

4. CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) extinguishers

CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) extinguishers are specifically designed for electrical fires and can also tackle Class B fires. They work by displacing the oxygen, thus suffocating the fire. They leave no residue but are not effective for Class A fires.

5. Wet chemical extinguishers

Wet chemical extinguishers are designed for Class F fires, which involve cooking oils and fats. They’re often found in kitchens. These extinguishers cool the fire and react with the oil or fat, creating a soapy substance that seals the surface and prevents re-ignition.

Why Choose RACAM To Service Fire Extinguishers

  • Strategic Placement:

We place fire extinguishers near alarm points and exits as per UK regulations and British Standard 5306 standards (BS 5306), ensuring every floor has extinguishers within 30 meters for full coverage.

  • Secure Installation:

Our experts professionally install fire extinguishers, whether wall-mounted or on stands, ensuring visibility and easy access during emergencies.

  • Kitemarked Products and Services:

All our fire safety products carry the BSI Kitemark, representing their quality and adherence to UK safety standards.

  • 5-Year Warranty:

Each extinguisher comes with a 5-year warranty. Should any issues arise, contact us, and we’re on hand to resolve it, prioritizing your safety and satisfaction.

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Fire Extinguisher Servicing FAQs

It’s recommended to have fire extinguishers serviced annually to ensure they are in proper working condition and compliant with UK regulations.

While regular visual checks by the responsible person at your premises are beneficial, a professional servicing ensures that all components are working correctly, that the extinguisher is compliant with legal requirements, and that you have the right class of fire extinguisher for your needs.

Yes, our technicians are trained and certified to service and maintain fire extinguishers in compliance with UK regulations and standards.

Our expert team will assess your premises and recommend the appropriate class of fire extinguisher based on the potential fire risks.

Absolutely. All our fire safety products, including extinguishers, carry the BSI Kitemark, ensuring their quality and adherence to UK safety standards.

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