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
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:
- 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.
- 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.