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Hospitality and Events

As the hospitality and events sector continue to deal with the ever changing lockdown regulations, it's important to remember that fire safety obligations still remain. Conducting a fire risk assessment, ensuring that you have the correct class of extinguishers to suit the potential class of fire on your premises, and arranging an annual service of your extinguishers are just some of the things to consider. We also supply a range of aesthetic extinguishers across our Contempo range to suit the finest of interiors.

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The main causes of fire in the hospitality industry

According to government statistics, hospitality venues in England have experienced more than 6,400 fires over the last four years, including 1,986 in the 2019/2020 financial year alone. While the most recent year’s findings have yet to be published, it is highly likely that the incidents...

POSTED 21.06.2021 | BY Amy Moseley


We want to support our customers in any way we can, especially when it comes to installing all aspects of fire safety. Please see below for a selection of downloadable content we think will be useful for you.


A. Fire extinguishers play a vital role in any fire protection plan in any environment. They are a first aid response to fire and can help prevent catastrophic damage to property and even loss of life. Read more about the importance of fire extinguishers here.
A. Should a fire take hold, it’s imperative that people in the building know where vital fire-fighting equipment is located and are confident they’ll be picking up the right fire extinguisher appropriate for the class of fire it’s being used on. Extinguishers are quickly identified by their colour – a colour coded label is placed along the top of the extinguisher to announce its type and contents. Find out more here.
A. All preventative measures begin with a fire risk assessment. That means identifying potential hazards and the areas and people at risk, and planning and putting the necessary fire safety equipment in place in case of an emergency. Typically there are several classes of fire present on the premises of hospital and events, therefore it is imperative to ensure that you have the correct type of extinguisher to suit the potential class of fire, and there should be clear exits and signposted escape routes. Find out more about fire safety at events here.
A. It’s the business premises and property owner’s responsibility to ensure that measures are taken to reduce the risk of extinguishers being vandalised, stolen or subject to wear and tear in high traffic areas. This requirement is also stipulated in the British Standards. Find out more about keeping your fire safety equipment protected here.
A. Portable extinguishers can be the means of escape as well as fighting the fire so it’s vital you know that they are compliant. All types of extinguishers should undergo a service. Best practice recommends a responsible person should use a competent person to maintain your fire safety equipment and, as a minimum, this should be undertaken once a year in accordance with BS 5306-3:2017. Find out more about the importance of fire extinguisher servicing and maintenance here.
A. Our Contempo range of extinguishers have been designed with elegant and luxurious interiors in mind so there’s now no reason to sacrifice fire safety equipment in order to keep up appearances. There are three hand-finished colourways available to complement the very finest interior design and even prove to be a feature in their own right. Find out more about our Contempo range.

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