fire extinguishers


Just 15% of newly-built schools in the UK are fitted with sprinklers

iHASCO, a provider of health and safety eLearning, is urging education institutions to tackle fire hazards with the launch of its updated Fire Awareness course, as reported on SHP. Read More

Portable fire extinguishing: FIA updates guidance and fact files

The Fire Industry Association’s Extinguishing Council has updated a number of guidance notes and fact files around portable extinguishers – covering the ADR, electrical risks, environmental guidance and more. Read More

Euralarm seeks members for fire extinguishing section

National trade associations and companies not represented at European level, as well as existing Euralarm Members, can get their voice heard in Brussels by becoming members of the pan-European lobbying body’s extinguishing section. Read More

Four in 10 construction workers use the wrong type of fire extinguisher on electrical fires

“Each year, there are 40,000 fires in the workplace, which can put the lives of workers at risk but using the wrong type of fire extinguisher can also have major consequences,” said Bradley Markham, director at Bull Products. Read More

Updated fire extinguisher servicing scheme now includes asbestos awareness

BAFE has launched the revised SP101 scheme, which seeks to recalibrate the definition of competence in the context of fire extinguisher services. Read More

A rough guide to fire extinguisher servicing and the service-free model

What the latest guidance says on how often you should service your fire extinguishers and what it entails; how to choose a competent servicing company; and a new brand of extinguishers, 'P50', that promises an alternative to annual servicing contracts. Read More

How to use a fire extinguisher safely and effectively

Deploying a fire extinguisher correctly depends on which type it is and the material on fire. Our guide explains how to use the various types and how to deal with various materials, as well as giving some general principles for safe, effective use. Read More

Construction fire safety: Bull Products upgrades first-responder stations with height-extending detector

Bull Products, which specialises in developing life-saving fire protection equipment for the construction industry, says its revamped stations will cut costs and for contractors and construction companies. Read More

BAFE issues revised fire extinguisher servicing competency scheme document

BAFE has revised its fire extinguisher maintenance/service scheme and BAFE SP101:2017 this is now available via the BAFE website. Read More

10 top tips for the maintenance and testing of fire detection systems

Courtesy of the FPA, these tips offer a digital foretaste of the kind of high-level education to expect from the FPA Infozone at FIREX International 2017. Read More

London 2012, the ATP Tour and the Kings of Leon incident: Fire safety at The O2

Paul Andrews, project manager at AEG Europe, gives a detailed account of the fire protection/safety systems and fire engineered strategy at The O2, including measures implemented for music concerts, the 2012 Olympic Games and the ATP tennis tour. Read More

Fact or fiction? Separating fire-safety myths from reality

Paul North from Fire and Water Supplies puts some common myths to rest and confirms the veracity of some often surprising fire-safety facts. Read More

Fire extinguisher types: How to choose the right class

Choosing the correct fire extinguisher for the relevant class of fire could literally be the difference between life and death. Here’s a guide to each type and when to use them. Read More

Fire extinguishers: your legal obligations

There are nearly 20,000 commercial fires in the UK each year, demonstrating the importance of taking your fire-safety obligations seriously if you own commercial premises or run a business. So what are your legal obligations regarding fire extinguishers? Read More

BAFE scheme revamp on fire extinguisher maintenance now open to consultation

BAFE invited feedback on proposed changes to the SP101/ST104 scheme, which pertains to the competence of technicians who maintain fire extinguishers. Read More

FES Actok Autonomous Fire Extinguisher Explained… in 45 Seconds

Speaking at FIREX 2016 Guiseppe Griffo from FES (Fire Extinction Systems) attempts to sum up why an autonomous fire exingusher device from […] Read More



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