Regardless of the type of extinguisher you choose to install in your premises, all businesses and organisations have a legal duty under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that their fire extinguishers are in the correct position and in good working order. BS 5306-3 also recommends that extinguishers are annually maintained.
Due to the unique construction and robust nature of the P50 Service-Free Extinguishers, a service by an external trained technician is not required to maintain the extinguisher. A responsible member of your staffing team should conduct a simple visual inspection each year and that is all that is needed to check the P50 is in good working order. Free training is provided for this inspection and Safelincs offer a free P50 Extinguisher Reminder Service to help you remember.
If any faults are found during the visual inspection, all Safelincs P50 Service-Free Extinguishers are covered by a 10-year warranty and the unit would be repaired or replaced by the manufacturer.
Whether your premises has traditional steel extinguishers or P50 Service-Free Extinguishers, a regular 'walk-by' inspection is required to note any obvious issues with fire safety equipment.
When switching to P50 Service-Free Fire Extinguishers, we recommend that you tell your insurance company as some providers require notification of any changes to your extinguisher provision.
To find out more about P50 service-free extinguishers, please contact our friendly team on 0800 612 653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our P50 information page for more details or to order the P50.
Reviewed: 01/09/2022 (doc:553 V2.0). Our articles are reviewed regularly. However, any changes made to standards or legislation following the review date will not have been considered. Please note that we provide abridged, easy-to-understand guidance. To make detailed decisions about your fire safety provisions, you might require further advice or need to consult the full standards and legislation.