Making the change to Fireworld Self-Maintenance extinguishers

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

  1. If you currently have powder extinguishers and foam extinguishers, choose the Fireworld powder or foam extinguishers to replace them. If you have CO2 extinguishers, choose the Fireworld foam extinguishers. Just ensure that the fire rating of the Fireworld 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 Fireworld 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 Fireworld 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 Fireworld 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 extinguisher’s 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 Fireworld 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 Fireworld extinguishers are made to last!

This Fireworld 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 Fireworld 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.

 

Cleaning up after a fire extinguisher discharge

Powder fire  extinguishers cover everything in a fine white powder when discharged in a building and most AFFF foam extinguishers contain a slightly carcinogenic chemical. So how do you clean up safely after an extinguisher discharge? We have created a short help guide explaining how to clean up after the use of a powder or foam fire extinguisher .

Safelincs support Mablethorpe Beach Festival

Safelincs Support Mablethorpe Beach FestivalIn September Mablethorpe celebrated its annual Beach Festival. The festival holds the title of longest linear coastal art festival in Europe.

A record number of visitors turned out to enjoy the music and crafts provided at the festival, with 25,000 attending. The cultural mix on offer ranged from a theatre on wheels, Shakespeare, local bands and entertainment in the beach huts. The grand finale was a fire parade through the streets of Mablethorpe.

Safelincs were happy to support this event by providing free fire extinguisher cover for the duration of the festival. we would like to congratulate the organisers for a superb event and wish them every success with next year’s festival.

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