Protecting Extinguishers for Transport
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Protecting Fire Extinguishers for Transport

Fire extinguishers are heavy products and contain elements that can easily be broken or bent in transit (gauges, release-pins and handles), especially if the carrier places the extinguisher on its head or drops the extinguisher.

Any dents in the side of the extinguisher are also rendering the extinguishers unserviceable and require a full replacement. Yet, some online fire safety companies are sending out fire extinguishers without special protection. In the best case scenario, the customer spots the damage and can make a claim. After some toing and frowing with the carrier and the seller, the extinguishers are eventually collected and replaced at great expense. In the worst case scenario, the customer does not detect the damage and the extinguisher might not operate correctly in an emergency. If for example the release pin is bent, the extinguisher cannot be deployed at all. This is a particularly high risk, if soft, thin pull-out pins are fitted in cheap extinguishers.

To protect its customers, Safelincs has for many years worked hard on the packaging and design of its ranges of quality extinguishers. All our extinguishers are shipped with the extinguisher heads of the extinguishers being protected by additional packaging materials. The outer boxes are also thickened for increased protection.

Both the Gloria and the Ultrafire range of extinguishers are in addition manufactured with hardened, large diameter pins which prevent the bending of the pin in transit.

Safelincs' Ultrafire extinguisher range has been taking the transport protection to an even higher level since its launch in 2009. A moulded extinguisher head cover fully encloses the extinguisher head with its gauge and pin and transfers any transport pressures and knocks onto the strong shoulder of the extinguisher body. Ultrafire extinguishers are protected whether the extinguisher is transported on its head or dropped to the ground.

 

Reviewed: 02/08/2017 (doc:27 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.

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