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How are P50 Extinguishers Sold, Installed and Commissioned?

The UK’s main distributor of P50 extinguishers is Safelincs which offers nationwide customer care and install. Any business or organisation requiring P50s is offered a free site survey to determine which P50 extinguishers are required, where are they required and in what quantity. The number of extinguishers per site will most likely reduce dramatically, as for example, a single P50 foam extinguisher will replace a CO2/water or CO2/foam traditional fire point combo. P50 foams are safe on live electrical equipment up to 1,000 Volt, so the customer will not require CO2 extinguishers to deal with electrical risks. Having only one type of extinguisher on fire points also helps to avoid confusion and the dangerous decision-paralysis of users.

Once the customer has received their quote and has decided to go ahead, Safelincs engineers will install and commission the extinguishers. Importantly, they will also train the customer’s staff in the easy annual visual inspection required. This training is certified for the customer’s records.

To find out more about P50 service-free extinguishers, please contact our friendly team on 0800 612 653 or email You can also visit our P50 extinguishers page for more details or to order the P50.


Reviewed: 14/09/2021 (doc:555 V1.0). Our articles are reviewed regularly. However, any changes made to standards or legislation following the review date will not have been considered. Please note that we provide abridged, easy-to-understand guidance. To make detailed decisions about your fire safety provisions, you might require further advice or need to consult the full standards and legislation.