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 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 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.
Safelincs and Britannia, the manufacturer of the P50 maintenance-free fire extinguisher are exhibiting together at the Facilities Show at the NEC. From the 15th to the 17th of May, we welcome all visitors to our stand P23 Hall 2, where we will be presenting the P50 fire extinguishers. See the Kevlar core of the extinguisher with the ultraviolet protection cylinder and the stainless and brass components. The world’s first maintenance-free extinguisher with 10 year guarantee! No refill after five years is required and the extinguisher can be visually inspected by general maintenance staff. These extinguishers
offer large savings to Facilities Management companies. We are happy to work out savings that can be achieved for your FM company by installing our P50 fire extinguishers. See you at the show!
The P50 self-maintenance fire extinguishers from Britannia are an important alternative to conventional extinguishers which require servicing when used in a business environment. The potential cost savings of the self-maintenance alternative are substantial but some businesses are still a little unsure if they are simply allowed to make the change. After all, for decades, fire safety companies have preached about the importance of extinguisher servicing by servicing engineers.
The P50 extinguishers break with this tradition and for the first time an extinguisher does not require any servicing, or refill during the 10 year lifespan of the extinguisher. This change of maintenance regime was only possible by Britannia in Norfolk totally re-designing fire extinguishers. The new extinguishers are corrosion-proof, do not age and the extinguishing agent is guaranteed by the chemical manufacturer for 10 years. And, rest assured, the P50 extinguishers fulfill all legal requirements, are certified to BS EN 3 and are accepted by insurance groups.
When a business purchases the P50 extinguishers we will send out a service engineer to carry out a site survey to ensure you are fully covered. The engineer will also certify your extinguisher provision. He/she will train business representatives how to look after their extinguishers. And at the end the customer will also be handed a form to be sent to their insurance to inform the insurance about the changed maintenance regime. Whilst this is not strictly necessary we regard it as good practice to keep your insurance informed even though some insurances like the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group (the UK’s largest insurance group for the church sector) have already formally endorsed the product and do not require notification.
The self-maintenance extinguishers have been successfully installed in many small and medium businesses, schools, supermarkets, ships and churches where they help to create savings, year after year.
The introduction of the P5010 year self-maintenance extinguisher has opened up many new markets for us.
P50 extinguishers are made from components that are guaranteed not to corrode for 10 years. These properties, which make the extinguisher range well suited for outdoor and wet applications, has enabled us to branch out into food processing, swimming pools and other challenging environments. One specialist application is the equestrian market, a demanding and rugged environment for extinguishers.
Safelincs are now members of The British Horse Society , the largest and most influential equestrian charity in the UK , which works towards the improvement of standards of horse safety and welfare. The introduction of our products to their directory now enables their members to access fire safety products that are not only of the highest quality but that also, as in the case of the P50 extinguisher, offer them the robust construction their environment demands.
As the P50 extinguisher is self-maintenance it also offers a huge cost saving. Once purchased you will no longer require an external extinguisher engineer to visit you annually. The simple, visual safety checks required to ensure that the extinguisher is in working order can be carried out by yourself. Instructions and a demonstration of the three simple self-maintenance steps are given when the extinguisher is installed, free of charge.
When our engineers deliver and install the P50 extinguisher free of charge, they will also carry out a free site survey to ensure that you are adequately covered and will confirm so in the certificate that is part of the installation process.
We can now offer our customers a new type of fire extinguisher that will help them save hundreds of pounds!!! Safelincs have become the exclusive online retail partner for Britannia Fire, distributing their new P50 extinguisher, a 10 year guaranteed fire extinguisher that does not require servicing, hence saving substantial amounts of money year on year.
Britannia Fire, based in Norwich, is a long standing manufacturer of fire extinguishers in the UK and has been supplying the MOD, the public sector and the fire safety industry since the 1970s.
The extinguisher is durable and light, using Kevlar (usually associated with bullet-proof vests) to manufacture the extinguishers inner core. The steel cylinder of traditional fire extinguishers has been replaced with a composite polyethylene plastic shell, providing UV protection, preventing corrosion and providing substantially better durability in comparison. This plastic shell is then used to protect the Kevlar core from the elements and allows the P50 extinguisher to be confidently installed in external locations.
The extinguisher has taken 5 years to develop and has gone through the most rigorous testing to ensure that it meets and even exceeds all standards for a fire extinguisher. The extinguishers are certified to the EN3 standard and have a ten year manufacturer’s guarantee as well as a ten year service-free life. The extinguishers durability is tested by pressurising the canisters with 25 bar pressure over 12,000 times! They then have to withstand being crushed flat by a blade before being filled again with over 55 bar without being allowed to burst. Britannia’s P50 extinguishers are made to last!
This P50 extinguisher range does not require an annual service call-out from an extinguisher engineer and refilling or replacing after five years. All that is required for these extinguishers is for the business owner or the chosen competent person to carry out the manufacturer’s simple 3 step self-maintenance check. The checks are then recorded in the fire log book and on each extinguisher.
The Britannia P50 extinguishers are also covered by a ‘free after fire replacement’ should the extinguisher ever be used to tackle a fire or get damaged in a fire Safelincs will replace the unit within 7 days free of charge.
Safelincs offers free delivery, a free site survey and free installation with the extinguishers to ensure that our customers install the extinguishers in the correct quantities and in the best locations.
This revolutionary service-free fire extinguisher is only available online from Safelincs Ltd.