Non-chemical fire extinguisher ideal for schools

There’s a new type of fire extinguisher that will put out just about any type of fire without leaving harmful residues or creating unpleasant or dangerous fumes. The Jewel E-Series Water Mist Fire Extinguisher’s supersonic nozzle disperses microscopic ‘dry’ water mist particles to suppress fires and extinguish burning materials quickly and easily.

“As there are no chemicals involved they are perfect for use in schools,” explains Harry Dewick-Eisele, managing director of Safelincs who supply the product. “They can be used on just about every type of fire including electrical and fat fryer fires, and the speed at which they extinguish flames and suppress fumes and smoke is quite incredible.”

They are 100% environmentally friendly and the water mist protects the user from heat.

The extinguishers are LPCB approved to EN3, come with a five year warranty and have extraordinary fire fighting capability. The ease of use, and the range of fires they can tackle, simplify training and remove the risk of the extinguishers being used incorrectly.

And, should the extinguisher be misused, the discharge of the water mist extinguisher is at low pressure and not dangerous. The water itself is, of course, completely harmless.

To see a video of how the Jewel E-Series Water Mist Fire Extinguisher performs in relation to other extinguishers go here: http://www.safelincs.co.uk/video_player.php?vid=49

Product details here: http://www.safelincs.co.uk/e-series-water-mist-fire-extinguishers/

New fold-out fire escape ladder – made in the UK

Safelincs has launched a new fold-out fire escape ladder for private and commercial use. The Saffold escape ladder is fitted to the outside of a building and, when not in use, folds into a neat, drainpipe-like fixture. This appearance makes it unobtrusive to the eye, while unauthorised access is prevented with a pin situated at the top of the ladder, locking it in position.

The Saffold fold-out ladderThe ladder design is based on the successful Modum fire escape ladder with a number of improved or new features. All man-made fibre components have now been replaced with stainless steel and the rungs and extension handles have been re-designed, making them easier and safer to use.

The same 15 year warranty applies and the new Saffold segments can be added to existing Modum installations. The Saffold ladder is supplied in modular segments, which can be connected to a maximum 10m in length.

We are particularly pleased to manufacture the Saffold ladder in the UK, proving that quality and competitiveness are not mutually exclusive.

The new fold-out ladder can also be used as an access ladder for flat roofs or engineering platforms.

New Help Page For Replacing Discontinued Smoke Alarms

When smoke alarms reach about 10 years of age they need replacing to ensure full protection of the building. As smoke alarm manufacturers improve the technology of smoke alarms, they bring out new models every few years. This can be a problem, especially if a customer has networked smoke alarms and would like to replace just some of them.

It can sometimes be very difficult to know which alarm is compatible with your existing alarms, especially if the base is different or the new smoke alarm has a different interconnection. To help reduce the frustration for our customers we recently developed a chart for Kidde mains powered smoke alarms to show which new alarms were replacing discontinued or upgraded smoke alarms. The  feedback we got from our visitors was so strong, that we rolled this list out to Ei Electronics and Aico smoke alarms. Customers can now pin-point the best replacements for our main ranges of Ei and Kidde smoke alarms. There is no complicated table to navigate, just a very neat chart that clearly indicates which replacement alarm you need to buy.

Where possible we have tried to keep the replacement smoke alarms of the same shape and size but there are some that will need to have new bases fitted and may be of a different shape, which could mean that you will need to decorate around it.

If you have any further queries or cannot find your old smoke alarm model in our list, please contact us and we are happy to help and add the model to the list.

New fire extinguisher cuts safety costs

No organisation can skimp on the number of fire extinguishers it provides in its buildings, but a look at the associated costs reveals that the expensive element is not their purchasing but the requirement to have them serviced annually.

There is now an extinguisher that requires only an annual check which can quickly and easily be carried out by a member of staff.  The Britannia P50 Fireworld extinguisher will massively cut maintenance bills with achievable savings of up to £350 per extinguisher* over a ten year period.

Harry Dewick-Eisele, managing director of Safelincs who supply the extinguishers, explains, “Our initial site survey, delivery and installation are included in the price. At the same time we will demonstrate to local staff how to undertake the annual check. And to back it up we have a short video available on our web site that runs through the checking procedure.”

The extinguishers also stand out from others on the market in that they are made from plastic, reinforced with the material from which bullet proof vests are made. The only metal elements are brass which means they will not rust or corrode, making them ideal for outdoor areas and anywhere that is subject to moisture.

The Britannia P50 Fireworld is guaranteed for ten years after which it can be refurbished and used for a further ten service-free years. It is available in both foam and powder versions. The extinguishers carry the BSI Kitemark to BS EN3, the British and European standard for fire extinguishers, and are accepted by insurance companies.

* The standard extinguisher costs are based on purchasing and maintaining a 9kg powder fire extinguisher for a period of 10 years.

Water mist fire extinguishers for kitchens

Safelincs has added Jewel Water Mist Fire Extinguishers to its extensive range of fire safety equipment. These ‘no-mess’ extinguishers are ideal for use in kitchens where they can be used on all types of fire including deep fat fryers. 

Product details:

Jewel E-Series Water Mist Fire Extinguishers are the first broad-spectrum fire extinguishers. They can be used on almost every common fire including deep fat fryer fires. They are perfect for kitchens, as they contain no harmful substances and leave no residues. The extinguisher’s supersonic nozzle disperses microscopic ‘dry’ water mist particles to suppress fires and extinguish burning materials. The 35kV dielectrical test ensures that the extinguishers can be safely used near electrical equipment.

Water Mist Fire Extinguisher Statistics show that more fires start in kitchens than anywhere else. Traditionally, wet chemical extinguishers have been recommended for cooking fires that are being fuelled by oil and fat. They are effective but leave a residue that has to be thoroughly cleaned before any more cooking or food preparation can be undertaken. It may even mean temporarily closing down the kitchen.

The Jewel E-Series Water Mist Fire Extinguishers leave no residue so there are no nasty fumes or residues to contend with and the water mist protects the user from heat.

The extinguishers are LPCB approved to EN3, come with a five year warranty and have extraordinary extinguisher ratings. The ease of use, and the range of fires they can tackle, simplify training and remove the risk of the extinguishers being used incorrectly.

See a video of how the Jewel E-Series Water Mist Fire Extinguisher performs in relation to other extinguishers.