fire extinguishers


Lithium-Ion battery fires – Your questions answered

Here we cover some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding lithium-ion batteries and the fire risk they present. Read More

Are E-scooters and similar devices the new major fire risk?

Why are there increasing concerns over lithium battery fires from items such as e-scooters, and advice on what to use if one were to occur. Read More

5 types of fire extinguishers: A guide to using 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

Euralarm publishes new guidance on maintenance of extinguishing systems

Euralarm has published new guidance on the maintenance of extinguishing systems/equipment controlled by electronic detection systems. Read More

Churches Fire & Security launches Training Academy for existing employees

Churches Fire & Security, has launched an internal Training Academy to progress careers, and train out-of-industry employees. Read More

Property management company fined over £80,000 for 10 separate fire safety failings

A property managing agent has been ordered to pay more than £80,000 for safety failings, after inspections from the LFB. Read More

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



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