Gloria fire extinguisher prevents truck burning down

We know that our Gloria fire extinguishers are exceptionally well-built and have superb fire fighting capability. It is still nice when a customer takes the time to describe how they used the extinguisher to good effect. Today we received the following story from Barry in Louth, Lincolnshire about a truck fire he extinguished with his Gloria home extinguisher.

Barry, 64, never thought he would ever need to use his Gloria 2ltr AFFFextinguisher that he kept in his kitchen to extinguish a fire. Last Thursday Barry’s quick thinking ensured that a lorry making a delivery to his next door neighbour’s house did not end going up in smoke

The lorry had got stuck on soft ground and after attempting to reverse out without success the driver called on Barry and his son to assist him. As they walked back to the lorry they could see smoke from the rear wheels. Suddenly the offside tyre started to burn. Barry said ‘I ran and got our extinguisher and by the time I had returned (64, not as fit as I used to be) the flames had a good hold on the inner edge of the tyre, rubber scrapings from it on the track and the plastic rear mudguard. The extinguisher put out all of the flames on both rubber and plastic immediately.’ They then doused the wheel with water to ensure that it had cooled and did not reignite.

The Gloria home fire extinguisher is very easy to use, ‘I rate the extinguisher 10/10 for ease of use, accuracy and effectiveness. Without the throw of the extinguisher we could not have reached under the truck to get to the flames on the inner wheel edge, even if we had had water immediately available. I am certain that without the extinguisher the vehicle would have burnt out as the water supply took some time to arrange and the driver did not have any fire fighting equipment at all’ said Barry.

Do you have similar stories to tell? Please contact us by emailing your story to service@safelincs.co.uk

Largest insurer of faith organisations gives P50 extinguishers the thumbs up

Ecclesiastical Insurance, the largest insurer of faith organisations in the UK, such as the Church of England and the Catholic Church,  have confirmed that they are happy to insure organisations where the P50 maintenance free fire extinguishers are installed.

This formal announcement follows recent acceptance statements from other insurers. The insurance industry’s  embrace of the self-maintenance extinguishers is a major breakthrough for many businesses and organisations, as changing to the maintenance-free extinguishers could save each organisation up to £300 over the lifetime of an extinguisher.  Purchasing P50 extinguishers could not be easier. After completing the order, one of our BAFE certified engineers will visit the installation location and carry out a free site survey, ensuring that the correct type and number of extinguishers are installed. The extinguishers are then installed by the engineer and a demonstration of the simple yearly visual check, which can be completed by any able-bodied person, is given. The visual check process can be viewed through a video, too. The visit by the extinguisher engineer and all these activities are already included in the price of the extinguisher.

The P50 maintenance-free extinguishers have already been installed in many faith organisations and businesses. For further information visit https://www.safelincs.co.uk/britannia/ or call 0800 612 6717

Making the change to P50 Self-Maintenance extinguishers

We recently introduced Britannia’s P50 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 P50 extinguishers is easy. Just follow these 2 simple steps:

  1. If you currently have powder extinguishers and foam extinguishers, choose the P50 powder or foam extinguishers to replace them. If you have CO2 extinguishers, choose the P50 foam extinguishers. Just ensure that the fire rating of the P50d 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 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 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 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”.

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.

New 10 Year Extinguishers without any Maintenance Costs!

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.

Mercy Ships go to Boat Show

Mercy Ships go to the boat showMercy Ships, our official office charity, went to the Southampton Boat Show to raise their profile and to widen the knowledge about the valuable work that they do.

The organisation runs a ship crewed by volunteer doctors, nurses, water engineers and agriculturalists. It visits some of the world’s poorest countries to offer free medical aid and to deliver projects to improve health care in partnership with local communities.

To take part in the show the Mercy Ships stand had to have a fire extinguisher fitted, making it compliant with the organisers’ health and safety policy. The extinguisher used at the show was donated by Safelincs. This is just a very small contribution, but it marks our continuous support to this organisation.

Whilst at the show the general public were able to sponsor and name a knitted teddy bear, which would then be given to one of the children attending the ship for treatment.

If you would like to know more about Mercy Ships, please follow this link http://www.mercyships.org.uk/teddy-bears-hope

Praise for Customer Service

Safelincs have received praise for the high level of customer service recently received by their customers. Many customers have been in contact to share their appreciation of the service received.

One customer quoted:

“Dear Safelincs,

I feel compelled to write to thank you all for the excellent customer service I received with my recent order. This was the first time I had used your company and I was really impressed and delighted with the level of service you provide.

My order was (slightly!) complicated by the fact that I needed;

  • Fire extinguishers sent to an Offshore Scottish Island-no problem, your friendly customer service staff confirmed that you used a courier licensed to transport these items and confirmed a delivery timescale (several other suppliers couldn’t deliver!).
  • The delivery sent to another address (a contractor working for me)-again, no problem!
  • On the first delivery attempt the contractor wasn’t available to receive the goods and I asked for them to be re-directed to me at the address where I was working-again no problem, you contacted your courier and arranged accordingly and they arrived as planned!

Once again thank you, you made the whole experience as trouble free as possible and that really counts when you are working to a tight schedule on an offshore island.
Special thanks to Cheyney for all her help when I called.

Feel free to use my comments on any promotional material you wish and I will certainly recommend you to others.

A very satisfied customer,

C.S”