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Service-Free Fire Extinguishers

Britannia's service-free fire extinguishers do not require maintenance by an extinguisher engineer or a discharge test over their entire 10 year lifespan, which offers you massive savings.

The extinguishers are kitemarked, CE marked and supplied with a 10 year warranty (after 10 years the extinguishers can be refurbished for another 10 years service-free life). We take care of everything and the price includes: a free site survey, extinguisher installation, extinguisher ID sign and bracket, the certification and some quick training to show you and your staff how to look after their extinguishers.

No Annual Service Engineer Costs

The Britannia P50 extinguishers can be maintained easily by any person following a simple 3 step process.

Kitemarked by BSI

Britannia P50 extinguishers are CE marked and have gained the BSI kitemark to BS EN3, the British and European standard for fire extinguishers.

10 Year Warranty

Britannia P50 extinguishers are supplied with a 10 year manufacturers warranty. Constructed using an Aramid core and proven quality components these extinguisher are 100% corrosion proof. We also offer refurbishment after the 10 years lifespan which will create another 10 year lifespan after the refurb.

Free Shipping & Installation

The extinguishers are shipped free of charge and will be installed and commissioned by one of our certified engineers at your site (within 14 days of your order). We also provide a free site survey ensuring that you have the correct extinguishers installed throughout your premises. The engineer will also issue training to you or your staff on the simple yearly visual inspection required. Find out more

Free Replacement Guarantee

If you have to use your Britannia P50 extinguisher on a fire we will replace or refurbish it free of charge within 7 days of receiving your fire service incident number.

100% Recyclable

Britannia P50 extinguishers are 100% recyclable. They can also be factory refurbished after use or after the 10 year lifespan. The refurbishment currently costs £120.00 ex VAT including collection and re-delivery from and to your premises.

Save up to £300 ex VAT per fire extinguisher

Cost of purchasing and maintaining a single fire extinguisher over a 10 year period*

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

Some of our P50 Customers

Below are some of our customers that are currently using P50 fire extinguishers in their business.

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Service Free 6ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Britannia P50

Remove the cost of maintenance with this 100% non-corrosive fire extinguisher, fully compliant to all British and European Standards.

  • Service free fire extinguisher
  • Kitemarked by BSI to BS EN3
  • 100% recyclable extinguisher
  • Manufactured in the UK

From: £149.99 ex VAT

£179.99 inc VAT

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Image of the Service Free 6kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Britannia P50

Service Free 6kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Britannia P50

A fire extinguisher that is Kitemarked and CE Marked and doesn't require an extinguisher company to service it. Reduce your maintenance costs.

  • Service free fire extinguisher
  • Kitemarked by BSI to EN3
  • 100% recyclable extinguisher
  • Manufactured in the UK

£149.99 ex VAT

£179.99 inc VAT

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Service Free 6ltr Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher - Britannia P50

Ideal for industrial kitchens with its ability to tackle cooking oil fires, this wet chemical extinguisher is service free and 100% non-corrosive.

  • Service free fire extinguisher
  • Kitemarked by BSI to BS EN3
  • 100% recyclable extinguisher
  • Manufactured in the UK

£169.99 ex VAT

£203.99 inc VAT

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Service-Free 2kg Powder Fire Extinguisher - Britannia P50

Certificated by the British Standard Kitemark, this 100% non-corrosive, 10 year guaranteed 2kg powder extinguisher is perfect for lorry cabs and engineers vans.

  • Service free fire extinguisher
  • Kitemarked by BSI to EN3
  • 100% recyclable extinguisher
  • Manufactured in the UK

From: £39.99 ex VAT

£47.99 inc VAT

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Image of the Service Free 2ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Britannia P50

Service Free 2ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Britannia P50

A service free, non-corrosive, Kitemarked extinguisher ideal for small properties and passenger carrying vehicles.

  • Service free fire extinguisher
  • Kitemarked by BSI to BS EN3
  • 100% recyclable extinguisher
  • Manufactured in the UK

From: £39.99 ex VAT

£47.99 inc VAT

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3 Step Maintenance Process

3 Simple Step Maintenance Process

P50 extinguishers can be visually inspected easily by any person following the manufacturer's simple visual inspection instructions. The annual visual check is then simply recorded on the back of the extinguisher (using a permanent marker) and in the company's fire log book.

Step 1 - Annual visual inspection

Visually inspect the extinguisher, checking for any signs of tampering or damage and ensure that the tamper seal is still in place. Using a clean cloth remove any dust and dirt that may have built up on the extinguisher's body.

Step 2 - Check the manufacturing date

Check the manufacturing date of the extinguisher, this is either indicated by the coloured plug in the side of the nozzle holder or printed on the underneath of the extinguisher.

Step 3 - Check the pressure gauges

Visually check that the gauge needles in both pressure gauges are in the green. Hold a magnet underneath the front gauge (located directly under the safety pin) and move it from side to side so that the needle follows it. Release the magnet and ensure that the needle returns to the green area of the pressure gauge.

Please Note: If one of the gauge needles is in the RED section, notify us and we will replace the extinguisher on a 7 day replacement service free of charge. P50 extinguishers, just like every other extinguisher, must be visually inspected by yourself throughout the year for damage or discharge. We recommend that you inform your insurance about your new extinguisher maintenance regime and they will add a note to their files.

Inspection Video Guide

Our helpful video will guide you through the inspection process to ensure your extinguishers are in full working order.

The steps in the video have been approved by the manufacturer and are consistent with their recommended inspection instructions.

More Information
1. Stainless Steel Handle and Pin
2. Dual Pressure Gauges
3. Nickel Plated Head Assembly
4. Fire Retardant, UV Protected Outer Body
5. Durable Hose and Stainless Steel Fixings
6. Super Strong Aramid Inner Core

1. Stainless steel handle and pin

High quality stainless steel has been used to construct the P50 extinguisher handles and pins, helping to maintain strength in the unit and to prevent corrosion.

2. Dual pressure gauges

The Britannia P50 extinguishers have been fitted with a dual pressure gauge system. This allows cross-verification of the pressure reading with a second gauge. The needle of the primary gauge (on the front) can be moved using a magnet to ensure that the needle is not stuck and that the gauge is fully functional.

3. Brass head assembly

The brass head assembly is a tried and tested component on Britannia fire extinguishers. The nature of the material ensures strength and eliminates corrosion.

4. Fire retardant, UV protected polyethylene outer body

The polyethelene shell protects the P50 extinguisher's Aramid core which has been rigorously tested to ensure that it provides durability in even the most hostile environments. The shell offers 100% UV protection and has passed the fire resistance test.

5. Durable hose and stainless fixings

Britannia has been using the same hose design on its extinguishers for the last 20 years. The hoses have a proven quality track record and are fixed with stainless steel fittings to the extinguishers.

6. Super strong Aramid inner core

Aramid is one of the toughest composite materials known to man, used to create bulletproof vests and fire retardant gloves. Britannia have used Aramid to construct the inner core of the P50 extinguisher, not only creating incredible strength and durability, but also preventing any form of corrosion. P50 extinguishers are tested by pressurising them 12,000 times to 25 bar before crushing them flat with a blade. After this cycle and crush test the extinguishers are pressurised to over 55 bar and are not allowed to burst or leak. Britannia P50 extinguishers are made to last!

FAQs

We have collected some typically asked questions for you. If you have additional questions, please contact us directly and our friendly customer care team will do their best to help you with your query as accurately as possible.

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Q. Do I have to throw away the extinguisher after 10 years?

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A. No, we factory refurb the P50 extinguishers after 10 years (or if they get discharged before then). This costs currently £120+VAT which includes exchange of the extinguishers with an already refurbished unit at your premises. The refurbished extinguishers then have another 10 year life.

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Q. How can the foam extinguisher and powder possibly last 10 years? All other extinguishers require re-filling after 5 years?

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A. The foam is supplied pre-mixed and is certified to last in the P50 extinguishers for at least 10 years. The same applies for the powder. Most manufacturers of extinguishing agents will not guarantee their products if used in traditional steel extinguishers, as the risk of corrosion and interaction with the extinguisher cylinder is too high. Our extinguishers are made of composite plastic and can not corrode.

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Q. How do I know where to place my extinguishers if the extinguishers do not need a servicing engineer?

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A. When you purchase your P50 extinguishers, we will send a BAFE certified extinguisher engineer to your premises FREE OF CHARGE. The engineer will carry out a site survey to ensure you are suitably covered, install your extinguishers for you and show you how to visually inspect the extinguishers. At the end the engineer will issue you with a certificate.

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Q. Can everybody carry out the yearly visual inspection?

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A. As long as the person asked to carry out the inspection has read the instructions on the side of the extinguisher and has access to the company’s fire safety log, he/she will be able to carry out the inspection. The extinguisher engineer sent by us free of charge for the installation will also train you in the visual inspection. We have also posted an online video showing the simple steps of inspecting the extinguishers.

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Q. Can the extinguisher be damaged by light (UV)?

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A. No, the outer sleeve is UV protected and will protect the functional Kevlar core from any light damage

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Q. Will my insurance accept the Britannia P50 extinguishers?

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A. Yes. Whilst we obviously cannot answer for all insurance companies we have spoken with most insurance companies who have all approved the P50 extinguishers. We recommend, however, that you notify your insurance about your new extinguisher maintenance regime.

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Q. How do I change my extinguisher cover to Britannia P50's?

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A. If you currently have powder or foam extinguishers they can be replaced like for like (as long as the fire ratings on the P50 extinguishers are equivalent or higher than your current extinguishers). If you have CO2 extinguishers, these can be replaced by Britannia P50 foam extinguishers. Don’t worry too much, though – Our engineers will survey your premises when they are coming to install the Britannia P50 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 service free checks required. And all of this free of charge.

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Q. What do I need to tell my insurance?

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A. We would recommend that you inform your insurance company of the extinguisher changeover in writing and would suggest you post the following statement to them: "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 P50 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".

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Q. You are only supplying foam and powder extinguishers. What happens if I currently also have CO2 fire extinguishers?

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A. CO2 fire extinguishers have a B rating (suitable for flammable liquids such as petrol and oil). You need to add the ratings of your current extinguisher cover together (all A ratings, all B ratings) and then ensure that you achieve the same or even a higher rating with the P50 extinguishers. P50 extinguishers have the following ratings:

  • 6ltr Foam: 27A 183B
  • 6kg Powder: 43A 183B C
CO2 extinguishers of course also cover electrical risks. However, our P50 foam extinguishers are safe on electrical fires and will deal with the issue of burning plastic or liquefying plastics created by burning cables and electronic components extremely well.

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Q. Do I not HAVE to install CO2 extinguishers?

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A. No, while CO2 extinguishers are of course very handy for electronic equipment such as computers, the P50 fire extinguishers focus on ensuring extinguisher cover compliance and to satisfy the findings from your fire risk assessment. You can cover all your business risks with the Britannia P50 extinguishers with the exception of deep fat fryers (F rating).

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Q. CO2 fire extinguishers are also suitable for electrical equipment. What do I use instead?

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A. Both our foam and powder extinguishers can be safely used on electrical fires. To avoid powder being spread over expensive electronic equipment we would recommend our P50 foam extinguisher on computers and other electronic equipment. See the video

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Q. Can I refill a Britannia P50 extinguisher if it has been discharged?

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A. Yes, the P50 extinguishers can be factory refurbished. Please contact us if your extinguisher has been discharged or if your extinguisher needs refurbishing after 10 years. The cost currently is £120+VAT. This price includes collection and re-delivery by courier from and to your premises. If the extinguisher has been used on a fire you will receive a free replacement or refurb from us. Just send us the fire brigade’s incidence report and we will exchange your extinguisher.

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Q. Are the extinguishers going to melt in a fire?

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A. The Britannia P50 extinguishers have had the same fire / flame test as standard extinguishers.

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Q. Why are these extinguishers maintenance-free? Why don’t they need servicing?

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A. All components chosen by Britannia are either stainless, brass or composite plastics which will not corrode. Britannia has through decades of experience proven the durability of their hoses and plastic components. There is hence no need to replace any components or check for corrosion during the ten year life cycle of the extinguishers

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Q. The foam extinguisher has an electrical sign on the label, can the extinguisher be used to extinguish electrical fires or is it just a message to say that contact with electricity is ok up to the 1000V stated?

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A. The extinguisher has been tested with the di-electrical test which confirms that use of the extinguisher on electrical equipment is safe, even up to 35000V. Electrical fires are largely made up of burning cables and plastic components, which are very well extinguished with our foam extinguishers. Nevertheless do we recommend that the power is switched off, where possible, before an attempt is made to extinguish an electrical fire.

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Q. What happens if an extinguisher needs replacing following a fire?

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A. Safelincs will arrange the swap-out of your extinguisher for free. Just send us your fire service incident report.

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Q. I need a couple of foam extinguishers and have seen you service free extinguishers. I have checked my building insurance and it states that the extinguishers in my building need to be maintained yearly by a competent person. Have these extinguishers been approved by the insurance companies? If so that's great and I will have a couple. Just don't want this back firing if something was to happen and the insurance company asks to see my service certificate

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A. All the insurances we have spoken to have approved the extinguishers. The relevant sections in the extinguisher servicing standard BS5306-3:2009 state that a competent person needs to maintain all extinguishers and that such a competent person is primarily defined by having the ability to carry out the procedures as defined by the manufacturer. The manufacturer Britannia Fire clearly states that only a visual inspection is required and in fact allowed. The attempt to change anything on the extinguishers would invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty. The Britannia extinguishers are best compared with a modern quality car, where the first service is only required after many thousand miles and where any attempt to service the car beforehand would invalidate the warranty. In analogy to the extinguisher the car owner only looks out for warning lights on the dashboard and does not need to lift the bonnet. When you purchase the Britannia extinguishers from us one of our BAFE registered extinguisher engineers will visit you and install the extinguishers free of charge. They also ensure that you are suitably covered in accordance to the relevant British standards. The engineers will also issue you an installation certificate and will give you training to ensure that you are able to carry out the yearly visual inspection. Following this instruction you will be deemed competent to maintain the Britannia P50 extinguishers

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Q. Are the P50 extinguishers suitable for outdoor use in the cold?

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A. The powder extinguisher can be used down to -20 degree Celsius. If you require a foam extinguisher, select the P50 foam extinguisher with antifreeze, which allows use down to -10 degrees Celsius. This version has antifreeze added at the Britannia factory.

Tel: 0800 612 6537
Email: support@safelincs.co.uk