Fire Extinguishers

As a business owner or responsible person for your premises, it’s essential that you comply with health and safety laws and install the correct types of fire extinguishers within your property.

The kind of extinguisher you need will vary, dependent on the size and purpose of your building. If you require advice and guidance on the right extinguisher for your premises, so if you’d like advice and guidance on the right extinguisher for your premises, simply contact a member of our team on 01293 544 449 or send us an email and we will be happy to assist you.

Extinguisher Colour Coding

Different types of fire extinguishers are identified and distinguished by colour coding. Before 1996, the entire of the body of the extinguisher was painted with the appropriate colour. New extinguishers manufactured to BS EN 3 are coded with a coloured band covering up to 5% of the total surface area.

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Fire Rating

All fires are allocated into classes, dependent to the type of combustible material. 

Extinguisher Allocation and Siting

Extinguishers should initially be sited on escape routes and if possible in similar locations on all floors to create ‘fire points’. They should be wall fixed or placed on a stand where they are clearly visible.


It is absolutely essential that all your fire equipment is kept in good condition. Whether you are a local authority, a multi-national corporation, a high street retailer or a small local business, you can be assured of the quality and reliability of the maintenance service we provide.