The Fire Safety Order state that commercial premises should be fitted with a minimum of 2 “Class A” fire extinguishers on every floor of a building. Class A extinguishers are either 3 or 6-litre foam extinguishers or a 9-litre water extinguisher – and your building will need a minimum of 2 of these on each floor. Depending on the activities that you undertake in the building, you are likely to need other classes of extinguishers to combat specific risks arising from these processes.
Fire Extinguishers can be separated into five main classes – Water, Foam, CO2, Wet Chemical and Dry Power. These are all designed to help supress different types of fire, relating to the ignition source and the fuel that is being burnt. The quick guide below will help you to identify the various extinguishers that are required:
At Sygma Fire Services, we have the technical expertise and regulatory understanding to assist you with the procurement, placement and continuing servicing of all the fire extinguishers in your building.