The P50 service free extinguishers from Britannia are introduced into more and more public organisations and fire safety services. The latest formal introduction of these extinguishers, which do not require external servicing visits, was by the Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service who gave a written endorsement on the 6th of September 2013:
‘Following our supply of the P50 Powder fire extinguishers I can confirm that all Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service front line fire appliances now carry this extinguisher.
Feedback from crews using them at incidents have found them to be very effective leaving less residual media, they are lighter and easy for stowage than our previous steel bodied extinguishers.
Simple weekly visual inspections are carried out by operational crews and any refills are carried out by our fully qualified BAFE registered staff.
Massive savings in service costs over the 10 year period are hoped to be achieved.’
The weekly visual inspections are, of course, the standard regular visual checks that all extinguisher owners should carry out.
The P50s do not require annual servicing and do not have to be re-filled after 5 years.