Fire Extinguisher Servicing by Polyteck: Installation, Design, Maintenance, and Testing

Fire extinguisher services have been a top-quality facilities management service offered by Polyteck in London since 2005, with a diverse range of clients from various industries.. As a BAFE and Kitemark-certified company, Polyteck prioritises safety and excellence in all aspects of its work. This is a prerequisite for the trust we build between our qualified team of specialists and our customers. The supply, installation, maintenance, testing, and inspection of fire extinguishers are essential services offered by Polyteck. With years of industry experience and a staff of qualified experts, Polyteck guarantees that its clients’ fire extinguishers are current, functional, and compliant with all relevant regulations.

Understanding Fire Extinguishers: An Overview by Polyteck

Fire extinguishers are vital devices that quickly and effectively suppress fires. They are designed to control small fires in the early stages, preventing them from escalating into major fires. Using fire extinguishers can be a life-saving measure, and everyone must understand the basic principles of their operation.

Polyteck offers fire extinguisher servicing in London and provides numerous benefits that ensure the safety of your property and those within it.

Extinguishers are available in four main types, each designed to tackle specific types of fires. These are:

  • Water extinguishers are used for Class A fires involving ordinary combustibles like wood, paper, and cloth.
  • Foam extinguishers are used for Class A and B fires involving flammable liquids like gasoline, oil, and grease.
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) extinguishers are used for Class B and C fires involving flammable liquids and electrical equipment.
  • Dry chemical extinguishers are used for Class A, Class B, and Class C fires. They contain a dry chemical powder that can smother flames and prevent them from spreading.

During a fire, fire extinguishers are used by pulling the safety pin to activate the locking mechanism and squeezing the handle to release the extinguishing agent.

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Expert Fire Extinguisher Supply Services

Polyteck is dedicated to providing exceptional fire extinguisher supply services to keep your property safe from fire hazards. Our team of skilled professionals carefully selects the most suitable fire extinguishers and instals them in optimal locations to ensure complete coverage in case of a fire emergency.

We provide comprehensive training to your staff to teach them how to use fire extinguishers effectively and safely, especially in buildings with a high fire risk and multiple occupants. Our team members have earned the highest certifications for fire safety equipment installation, service, and maintenance, guaranteeing that your fire extinguishers are installed and maintained to the highest standards.

Our technicians conduct routine inspections and tests to ensure your fire extinguishers meet safety standards and are always ready for use in an emergency. Trust Polyteck’s expert fire extinguisher supply services safeguard your property and occupants from potential fire hazards.

Professional Fire Extinguisher Installation

Polyteck ensures that fire extinguishers are installed in the right locations and compliance with British Standards and regulations, following the next steps: 

  • Determination of the correct placement: The type of fire risk, the design of the structure, and the number of occupants are taken into account by Polyteck when deciding where to put fire extinguishers. 
  • Installation of fire extinguishers in the correct locations: Polyteck instals extinguishers in the locations that have been determined to be the most effective for controlling fires in the specific area. 
  • Ensuring compliance with British Standards: Polyteck ensures that all fire extinguishers are installed in compliance with British Standards and regulations, including BS 5306-8:2012 Code of practice for selecting and positioning portable fire extinguishers. 
  • Providing training: Our employees demonstrate how to use the fire extinguishers after they have been installed in the facility.

Trust our highly qualified employees and use Polyteck for fire extinguisher servicing in London.

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Reliable Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

Routine maintenance is essential to ensure that fire extinguishers work effectively in the event of a fire. 

Trained technicians from Polyteck visually inspect the fire extinguisher to ensure that it is free from any visible damage, rust, or corrosion. After that, technicians check the extinguisher’s pressure gauge to ensure that the pressure is within the recommended range. 

A discharge test ensures that the extinguisher’s discharge mechanism is working correctly. 

Technicians from Polyteck check the weight of the extinguisher to ensure that it is filled to the correct level. Polyteck refill and recharge the extinguisher if needed to ensure it is fully charged and ready for use. 

The interval for checking the fire extinguishers is defined in the contract concluded between Polyteck and the customer, but not longer than one year.

Planned Preventative Maintenance

As a property owner, you already know how important it is to provide safe conditions for the occupations in the building. Planned Preventative Maintenance helps to identify and fix potential issues before they become major problems, helps to keep equipment in good condition, Increases safety, and saves money. By contracting a PPM to Polyteck, we will be responsible for the regular inspections following the schedule.

Polyteck offers PPM services for fire safety standards. Our skilled team provides regular maintenance checks to ensure that the fire extinguishers it provides clients with are current, functional, and compliant with all relevant regulations.

Reactive Maintenance

Reactive maintenance for extinguishers is required to seek and implement viable and practical repair solutions to unforeseen, unexpected, and emergency problems and situations. Reactive maintenance provides efficient and timely protection from unanticipated hazards and dangers. Applying repairing and restorative measures quickly ensures that the extent of damage caused to a building is restricted.

Polyteck offers 24/7 call-outs. Our complete and specialised reactive maintenance services are highly efficient and provide high-quality solutions for residential and commercial building structures.

Thanks to the expertise of our qualified engineers and expert trades, Polyteck is a leading building maintenance solutions provider.

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Benefits and Advantages of Choosing Polyteck for your Fire Extinguishers

  • Quality assurance: Polyteck is BAFE and Kitemark certified, ensuring that your fire safety equipment meets the highest safety and quality standards.
  • Complete services: Polyteck provides comprehensive fire extinguisher services, including supply, installation, maintenance, testing, and inspection, critical for ensuring proper functionality during an emergency.
  • Expert team: Polyteck’s experienced team holds the highest certification for fire safety equipment installation, service, and maintenance. They can recommend the best fire extinguisher types and ensure compliance with all relevant standards.
  • Regular maintenance and testing: Polyteck conducts routine maintenance and testing to keep your extinguishers in good condition and ready for use, reducing the risk of malfunction and increasing their effectiveness.
  • Cost-effective: Polyteck’s reasonably priced fire extinguisher services can help businesses of all sizes avoid costly fines and property damage.

Polyteck is an experienced company with huge commercial and high-end residential buildings. We helped many property owners in London improve their safety and security by installing fire extinguishers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of fire extinguishers?

There are various types of fire extinguishers – water extinguishers, foam extinguishers, dry powder extinguishers, CO2 extinguishers and wet chemical extinguishers.

How do I know which type of fire extinguisher to use?

Fire extinguishers are labelled with the type of fire they are suitable for. The label also specifies which types of fire it is suitable for. For example, an extinguisher labelled “ABC” can be used to extinguish fires involving solid combustibles, flammable liquids, and gases.

How often do fire extinguishers need to be inspected and maintained?

The type of fire extinguisher determines the frequency of inspections and maintenance. At least once a year, a licensed technician should inspect fire extinguishers professionally and service them.

Can I refill or recharge my fire extinguisher?

After use or when they need to be serviced, fire extinguishers can usually be refilled or recharged. Not all fire extinguishers, however, can be refilled or recharged. Disposable extinguishers, also known as “single-use” extinguishers, are not refillable or rechargeable and must be replaced after each use.

What is the lifespan of a fire extinguisher?

A fire extinguisher’s lifespan is determined by several factors, including the type of extinguisher, the environment in which it is located, and how frequently it is used or maintained.

How do I dispose of an old fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguishers should be disposed of responsibly and safely. Check the label and contact a professional.

What are the signs that a fire extinguisher needs to be replaced?

Fire extinguishers should be replaced in case of damage or corrosion, expired or outdated pressure gauges outside the green zone, and nozzle or hose damage.

How many fire extinguishers do I need in my workplace?

The number of the extinguishers required in a workplace is determined by various factors, including the building’s size and layout, the industry type, and the fire risk level.

Can I use water to put out an electrical fire?

No, water should never be used to extinguish an electrical fire because it can exacerbate the situation and increase the risk of electrocution.

The extinguishers are an important part of any fire safety plan. They are intended to extinguish small fires quickly and effectively, preventing them from spreading and causing further damage or injury. Polyteck ensures that the extinguishers are properly installed, maintained, and inspected on a regular basis so that they are always ready to use in an emergency. Contact us today, to ensure your property is safe!