Making the change to Fireworld Self-Maintenance extinguishers

This post was written by on August 10, 2011
Posted Under: Fire Safety News,News and Updates

We recently introduced britannia’s Fireworld extinguishers, a range of self-maintenance fire extinguishers which do not require external servicing or a refill after five years.

Changing from your current extinguisher cover to the Fireworld extinguishers is easy. Just follow these 2 simple steps:

  1. If you currently have powder extinguishers and foam extinguishers, choose the Fireworld powder or foam extinguishers to replace them. If you have CO2 extinguishers, choose the Fireworld foam extinguishers. Just ensure that the fire rating of the Fireworld extinguishers is at least equal to the fire rating on your existing extinguishers.
    Don’t worry too much, though – Our engineers will survey your premises when they are coming to install the Fireworld extinguishers to make sure that you are adequately covered. They will even certify in writing that the extinguishers installed are correctly installed and offer sufficient cover as well as showing you the self-maintenance checks required. And all of this free of charge.
  2. As the final step, send a letter, fax or email to your insurance with the suggested following text:
    “We would like to notify you with regards to a change in our fire safety provisions. With effect from… our portable fire extinguishers are no longer subject to an annual check by a third party, as we have replaced them with the new EN3 certified Fireworld extinguishers from britannia which will be self-maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The extinguishers have a warranty of 10 years. We will be carrying out the self-maintenance specified by the manufacturer and will document each self-maintenance in our fire safety logbook”.

That is all. After that just ensure that you carry out regular visual inspections of your extinguishers, as you would have done before the transition and record these inspections in your fire safety log book. And of course carry out the yearly visual inspection as our engineer will have shown you and record again in your log book.