1st Fire Safety Ltd

Helping businesses on a local and national basis call: 0121 6616464

1st Fire Safety Ltd  - Helping businesses on a local and national basis call: 0121 6616464

Fire Extinguisher service cost

Fire Extinguisher Service Cost.

 

Gold Standard. 

Fire extinguisher service cost includes all consumable parts and the following benefits:

  • To re-fix any fire extinguishers that have come away from the wall or are found on the floor during annual free of charge.
  • To supply stands at cost
  • No charge to take away any old or used fire extinguishers found during annual service.
  • To supply and fit fire extinguisher ID signs (these are the hard rigid plastic photo luminescent type) free of charge  if they are found missing during the annual service.
  • To supply a fire extinguisher location plan free of charge (worth £147) including any changes.
  • Discharge tests are free of charge
  • Carbon dioxide  fire extinguishers replacements free of charge
  • All replacement fire extinguishers excluding carbon dioxide extinguishers  to be supplied at cost (the price we pay for them)
  • No call out charge
  • Exclusive membership to our fire safety advice centre.
  • Free fire safety survey

Total price for the above is £9.75 per fire extinguisher

 

Silver Standard. 

Fire extinguisher service cost includes all consumable parts and the following benefits:

  • To re-fix any fire extinguishers that have come away from the wall or are found on the floor during annual service free of charge.
  • To supply stands at 25% reduction off our standard price.
  • No charge to take away any old or used fire extinguishers found during annual service.
  • To supply and fit fire extinguisher ID signs (these are the hard rigid plastic photo luminescent type) at 50% reduction off our standard price  if they are found missing during the annual service.
  • To supply a fire extinguisher location plan with 50% reduction (worth £147)  including any changes.
  • Discharge tests are free of charge
  • Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers will not be replaced free of charge
  • All replacement fire extinguishers  to be supplied at 25% reduction off our standard prices
  • There may be a call out charge based on min value
  • Free fire safety survey
  • Exclusive membership to our fire safety advice centre.

Total price for the above is £6.47 per fire extinguisher.

 

Bronze Standard. 

Fire extinguisher service cost includes all consumable parts and the following benefits:

  • There will be a small charge to re-fix any fire extinguishers that have come away from the wall or are found on the floor during annual service.
  • To supply stands at our standard price.
  • There will be a charge to take away any old or used fire extinguishers found during annual service.
  • To supply and fit fire extinguisher ID signs (these are the hard rigid plastic photo luminescent type) at our standard price  if they are found missing during the annual service.
  • To supply a fire extinguisher location plan with 0% reduction (worth £147)  including any changes
  • Discharge tests are not free of charge
  • Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers will not be replaced free of charge
  • All replacement fire extinguishers excluding carbon dioxide extinguishers  to be supplied at our standard prices
  • Free fire safety survey
  • There is a min call out charge
  • Exclusive membership to our fire safety advice centre.

Total price for the above is £3.75 per fire extinguisher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Fire Extinguishers to BS 5306 On A Bike! Is it Possible?

Service Fire Extinguishers to BS 5306 On A Bike! Is it Possible?

Sounds Crazy? Read On

I watched “No Impact Man” on Netflix the other week. For those of you who haven’t seen this film it is about a family who decide to leave their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle behind and try to live a year while making no environmental impact.
This got me thinking. What could I do to help the environment?
So I decided to leave the vehicle on its drive and plan a day of how I could help the environment.

earth
How did I go about doing this?
The Problem
I needed to have some fire extinguishers delivered and serviced plus I needed to do visit some new customers on the way too and visit some clients without using a vehicle or public transport.
The round trip was about 24 miles all within the Birmingham area – Too far to walk
So I decided to use my trusted steed, my mountain bike.

hardrock sport

 

However I still had the problem of getting fire extinguishers to my customers.

BS 5306 Serviced foam fire extinguishers

Obviously there were way too many to carry, besides one 6 ltr foam extinguisher can weigh up to 10 kg, way too much to carry on my bike.

So I called my supplier who said it would only cost me £10 to get my order delivered.
Great, problem solved.

Equipment
Here is a list of equipment needed to fuel my body service fire extinguishers to BS 5306:

  • Ruck sack
  • Tools for servicing : Adjustable spanner, gauge tester, tamper tags, scales, service labels, rag
  • Puncture repair kit
  • First aid kit
  • Multitool for my bike
  • 2 litres of water
  • Nuts for energy and protein

Body fuel

The journey
Now came the difficult bit as I wasn’t using a vehicle I had to get from A to B without using any motorways or dual carriage ways. I didn’t really fancy using the Birmingham canal paths as I wanted to be clean and presentable looking when I arrived at my customers.
So I used the  google maps app on my phone set it for bike journeys only and planned my route. I also made sure I had enough charge on my phone otherwise I could easily get lost should my battery die on me.

By plugging an ear piece into my phone I could hear the directions rather than trying to watch them as I would in a van or car, this worked surprisingly well, I only got lost once or twice for about 5-10 mins at a time.

google-map-logo
When I arrived at one of my customers, which is a doctor’s surgery. The senior partner was quite shocked to see me on my bike especially when I told him that I had done about 14 miles up to that point.
I serviced the fire extinguishers that had been delivered and placed them in the appropriate positions as defined by BS 5306 pt 8 2012. Got back on my bike and carried on visiting my other customers.

The whole day I visited 3 customers and 3 potential customers all done on my bike which resulted in helping the environment . I did around 24 miles and burnt around 1800 calories.

Would I do it again?
Most definitely, I felt an enormous amount of happiness that I was doing my bit for the environment. Although it was only me making a difference for one day, this got me thinking again, what if I did it for a week, a month or even a year?. Not only would I be helping the environment I would also be helping my health too.

 
May be we should all decide for one day a week to leave the car or whatever vehicle you drive on the drive/road/garage and do our business/work by pedal power.
What kind of difference would that make?

 

What would you do to help?

 

Does your business have too many fire extinguishers?

Let’s help save your bottom line

A lot of fire extinguishers

Could this be your business?

Many businesses are looking to cut costs these days,  as are you probably and one way to help you save money is to reduce the amount of extinguishers in your premises.

You were probably told by your current or previous fire company that you need another extinguisher in some place or that you do not have enough on site.

Well I want to give you some advice on this, as I have worked for many fire companies and what seems to happen is that the engineer or salesman is on either commission or bonus to sell these to you. Initially you may think that what’s an extinguisher here or there, the thing is they soon add up and the additional cost of servicing these too can work out very profitable for the fire companies.

How do I know if I have too many?

The revised BS5306 positioning of portable fire extinguishers 2012 (no more jargon I promise) states that:

  • Extinguishers need to be placed on fire exits.
  • Where there is an area of high risk they need to be placed to avoid confusion on which type of extinguisher to use.
  • The walking distance between each extinguisher should not exceed 30 metres.
  • If more than one floor,  all the above applies except fire exits in which the following applies – where the corridor meets an enclosed staircase an extinguisher should be positioned.

Insider information!

There is a formula you could use too for say a large warehouse type building or any building for that matter. The formula is very simple to understand.

For e.g. your building measures 80m x 40m = 3200 square metres.

Say you have extinguishers that are 13A rated (this information is found on the extinguisher)  – 9 litre water extinguishers and 6 litre foams are both 13A rated.

13_a_rate

Find the rating on the extinguisher

The formula is 3200 x 0.065 (‘0.065’ is the same for all calculations) = 208

208 is the fire rating for the whole building.

Just divide 208 by 13A and that will give you the amount of extinguishers required.

208/13 = 16 x13A rated extinguishers needed.

So for a 3200 square metre building 16 x13A extinguishers are required.

 

Additional info.

Under the change of BS5306 it is a must to have spare extinguishers on site – one of each type is ideal.

I hope this has helped and saved your business some money.