Between 2005 – 2007, the Rochdale Borough section of the Greater Manchester Fire Service reported a total number of 13,032 incidents, to which this statistic also included over 7,000 fires.
Maintaining your fire extinguishers at your business property should be one of your priorities as a business manager. Everybody knows the risks that fire can pose on a property, causing a health and safety concern to you, your employees, your assets and your business premises. You could lose out on a lot of business and assets if a fire is allowed to spread throughout a business premises. This is not to mention the legal implications which you could face as an employer if any member of staff has been injured in a fire at your premises.
Having well maintained fire extinguishers in designated areas around your business premises allows you to put a stop to any fire in its early stages, before it gets out of hand. A fire extinguisher is relatively easy to use and can be handled by any member of your staff. They should therefore be placed in appropriate areas around the business premises so that they can be quickly used if required.
The proper maintenance of a fire extinguisher should be conducted by a licensed consultancy firm, such as Total Fire Services. At Total fire services we have for many years been working on fire extinguisher servicing and fire alarm systems. Rochdale and surrounding areas can benefit from our expertise and professionalism in this industry.
Representatives from our company will be able to come and examine your fire extinguishers to make sure that they are in an appropriate location and readily accessible. We will also ensure that the fire extinguisher is set up properly and can be handled quickly with nothing obstructing the canister or its hose.
We will also check the condition of the canister, making sure that there are no cracks, dents, or rusting which has taken place. If the canister looks like it has been badly damaged, it could explode at any time which is very dangerous. If you at any time suspect that an extinguisher has been badly damaged, you should contact a professional fire extinguisher company promptly who can then inspect, and if needed, replace the item.
During a routine examination, one of our fire safety consultants will look at the labels on the fire extinguisher and will add an inspection label to the device whenever they come to examine it. Every six years, a more extensive and thorough fire extinguisher test should be conducted. This will look at the inside of the fire extinguisher itself and ensure that nothing is corroding. This is to ensure that the fire extinguisher is well maintained and ready for use at all times.
If an extinguisher is not properly maintained then problems could arise at the moment when someone is in need of fire extinguisher. They may not be able to take the fire extinguisher out of its bracket, or the fire extinguisher might not work at all when the pin has been pulled. This is dangerous and could cause panic – which can be so easily avoided when regular tests are carried out.
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What they say
"Due to internal resource issues we at Chessington World Of Adventures were struggling to meet our commitments of having "suitable and sufficient" fire risk assessment for all of our buildings and Rides on site. Meeting the challenge of maintaining our continued commitment to having "suitable and sufficient" fire risk assessments in place for all of our buildings and Rides on site required us to search for a competent third party supplier who could deliver our needs at a reasonable cost"
Kevin Bainbridge, Head of Safety & Technical Services[mc4wp_form]