Lincolnshire garage tackle engine fire

Fire in Lincolnshire Based GarageBusinesses often think that a fire won’t happen to them. A Lincolnshire based garage, however, had taken prudent precautions and had asked Safelincs to install powder fire extinguishers in its workshop. These suddenly became very important when a vehicle that was being worked on suddenly started to smoke and the engine caught fire.

The fast thinking of the mechanics ensured that the fire was quickly and efficiently extinguished, preventing excessive damage to the vehicle and also to their premises. To ensure the garage was seamlessly protected Safelincs instantly replaced the extinguishers used to fight the engine fire free of charge. Safelincs replaces any fire safety equipment damaged or used in a fire for free as part of its commitment to protect its customers.

A rapid recovery after a fire is essential for customers and having new fire fighting equipment in place straight after the fire is part of a larger picture. Using fire extinguishers which cause a minimum of clean-up after the fire is extinguished also helps to recover quickly from a fire. Safelincs can advise customers on the best extinguisher options in each industry, drawing from a huge range of extinguishers and years of experience. We offer traditional fire fighting extinguishers as well as clean ranges that hardly leave any residue, for example dry water mist extinguishers, suitable for a large area of applications.

Businesses should ensure that they have completed a risk assessment to identify the fire risks associated with their business and install the appropriate fire detection and fire fire fighting equipment based on these findings.  Carrying out a fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for businesses.

For more information about our services call 0800 612 6537 or email support@safelincs.co.uk.

Free fire extinguishers for customer

free-replacementsSafelincs supplies Handelsbanken,  a leading Swedish Bank with over 700 branches in 24 countries, 147 branches of which are in the UK, with fire safety products such as fire extinguishers.  Purchasing fire extinguishers from Safelincs gives Handelsbanken full protection. Should the extinguishers ever be used, Safelincs will immediately replace the extinguishers. So, when on the 21st of October a CO2 fire extinguisher was used by the fire brigade in one of the Handelsbanken branches, Safelincs immediately replaced the extinguisher, free of charge.

We want our customers to use their fire fighting equipment without ever having to worry about the aftermath. This applies not only to extinguishers – all fire safety equipment bought from us used on or affected by fire is covered by our free replacement guarantee.

Gas BBQ catches fire and goes out of control

bbq-fireMr PC, in London, bought a 4kg UltraFire powder extinguisher from Safelincs back in 2011. He contacted us again a few days ago to tell us how he had used the extinguisher to successfully put out a dangerous BBQ fire. As Safelincs offers free ‘after the fire replacement’ he, of course, asked for his free replacement extinguisher which we have sent him. This service, exclusive to Safelincs, ensures that our customers never hesitate to use their fire fighting equipment and that they are protected again as quickly as possible.

Mr PC had started his almost new gas BBQ (it had only been used once before) at around 5pm and was entertaining his guests when later that night at around 11:30pm the flames of the fire went from ‘controlled’ to ‘uncontrolled’, as the fat at the base of the BBQ caught fire. The lid of the BBQ was immediately shut to starve the fire of oxygen, however, the opposite happened. Drawing air from the holes in the bottom of the BBQ the fire really heated up with flames licking out from underneath the lid.

The gas was turned off but the fat fire still continued. Mr PC evacuated his guests, then fetched his 4kg powder extinguisher from his house and extinguished the fire.

The heat of the fire had been so extensive that the mesh of the BBQ was deformed by the heat!

So, while gas fired BBQs have the advantage of exact control of the heat while everything works as expected, it is still wise to position a gas BBQ away from the house, ensure that fat cannot build up and to have some form of fire fighting means ready.

Rhodes restaurant benefits from Safelincs policy

A fire at the recently opened Rhodes @ The Dome restaurant in Plymouth closed the restaurant for the evening. But, to paraphrase an old saying, the smoke cloud had a silver lining.

The fire extinguishers staff used to extinguish the fire were purchased from Safelincs so they were replaced free of charge. Customers who purchase fire safety equipment from Safelincs will have them replaced for free if they were located near, or used on a fire.

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In fact, the restaurant benefited from the very latest in fire safety technology as Safelincs replaced them with water mist extinguishers of the type that are receiving considerable interest from the hotel and catering industry at the moment.

The £1.5million restaurant is the latest project from celebrity chef Gary Rhodes and opened in January this year. The fire started just after 6.30 on a Friday evening in a commercial cooking range.

Restaurant Manager David Pover praised the support provided by Safelincs. “As soon as we contacted them they were on the case and arranged for an engineer to install the new fire extinguishers. And we are very pleased to have been given the very latest appliances.”

Safelincs’ ‘Dry’ Water Mist Fire Extinguisher will put out just about any type of fire, including deep fat fryer fires, without leaving harmful residues. Its supersonic nozzle disperses microscopic ‘dry’ water mist particles to suppress fires and extinguish burning materials quickly and easily. Smoke is minimised and the user is protected from the heat by the cloud of mist.

There are no nasty chemicals to clear up and the extinguisher will not ruin any food that is in the vicinity. Dry water mist is also safe to use on electrical fires.

In all, five extinguishers were used and each has been replaced, free of charge, by an engineer from Safelincs.

Guests present on the night of the fire complimented the staff who calmly ushered them outside while they waited for the fire to be dealt with. After the situation was under control they were able to return to the bar where they were offered a glass of Prosecco but the patrons had to wait for another night to sample the food.