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With the current economic state resulting in more businesses being left unattended, it’s crucial that premises are protected from both fire and theft. We also understand that there is a growing demand from end-users for security firms to also carry out fire safety installations on the premises, therefore we are here to support you and your business as you venture into the fire safety market.

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Fire extinguishers: Your frequently asked questions

How much do you know about fire extinguishers? All businesses must adhere to fire safety regulations and keep relevant fire extinguishers onsite, ensuring that they are easily accessible and in working order in the event of an emergency. With over 45 years’ experience, CheckFire is not...

POSTED 14.05.2021 | 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. The responsible person must undertake general fire precautions including measures to reduce the risk of fire, such as a fire risk assessment, as well as implementing measures for fire detection, warning and firefighting equipment, such as installing fire alarms and testing them regularly, and servicing your fire extinguishers annually. Find out more about the role of the responsible person 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 their 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. 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. This requirement is also stipulated in the British Standards. Find out more about keeping your fire safety equipment protected here.

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Meet Stephanie, she’s here to support with all your fire safety needs. Having been with the team for just over 4 years, Stephanie is on hand to welcome you to CheckFire and introduce you to our passion for the trade and how we work hard to support our customers.

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