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We offer a total fire extinguisher solution, addressing the specific fire risks of your premises and ensuring your compliance. All extinguishers are British Standard Kite Marked to ensure quality and come with a 10-year guarantee as part of OHEAP Fire & Security’s maintenance services.

What We Offer

4kg vehicle fire extinguisher

Fire Extinguishers & Accessories

Over the last 50 years, we’ve worked with the best manufacturers of fire extinguishers across the world, creating a range of top-quality products that will work when you need them most. We’re so confident in our range that we offer a 10-year guarantee.

Up to 10 year guarantee

All extinguishers kitemarked

All extinguishers BS EN3 compliant

Commissioning & Installation

Under British Standard BS 5306-3:2017 all new extinguishers are required to be commissioned by a competent person.

This requires an individual with extensive knowledge and certification from the British Standards,  to unpack, assemble and carry out a service,  this is called a commission service. It is carried out on each new extinguisher, the purpose is to inspect each extinguisher and undertake a series of checks to ensure it is in good working order, then to label the unit and certificate as correct.

As all OHEAP Extinguisher Engineers are, both British Standard qualified and BAFE registered, for third-party accreditation we’re highly qualified to act as that responsible person on your behalf.

Carried out by BAFE accredited engineers

Installed to British Standards

Carried out discreetly with minimum disruption

4kg vehicle fire extinguisher
4kg vehicle fire extinguisher

Extinguisher Servicing

An annual fire extinguisher service is required by law under the Regulatory Reform Act (2005). One of our trained engineers will visit your premises on a day of your choosing to thoroughly inspect your extinguishers and ensure they will work correctly in the event of a fire.

After five years, to comply with British Standard 5306, all fire extinguishers except CO2 extinguishers must have an extended service or be replaced. Unlike most companies, we are licensed to carry out extended servicing rather than replace the extinguishers at an additional cost to you.

Serviced inline with British Standards

Environmentally friendly

Carried out by BAFE accredited engineers

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Main Types Of Fire Extinguisher?

There are five main fire extinguisher types:

Foam: Suitable for Class A and B fires. Limited electrical clearance

Carbon Dioxide: Suitable for Class B and fires involving electrical items.

Dry Powder: Suitable for Class A, B, C and electrical equipment

Wet Chemical: Suitable for Class A and F fires

Water: Suitable for Class A fires

How Often Should A Fire Extinguisher Be Checked?

Ensure your fire extinguisher is always ready when you need it by checking it regularly. In addition, monthly in-house checks should be conducted. We ensure that it is sited correctly, still has an anti-tamper device fitted and any gauge is reading correctly, is carried out and recorded.

All extinguishers require servicing by a professional company, e.g. OHEAP, once per year. Each extinguishing unit is tested in line with the current British Standards (5306) and certificated. Due to rigorous testing, extinguishers will be proven as compliant. With attention to BSI certification and third-party accreditation.

Finally, BAFE engineers are aware of all of the requirements necessary to meet compliance.

What Are The Main Classifications Of Fire?

As per the above, different types of extinguishers cover varying fires. In addition, extinguishers are assigned letters that denote what the classification is. Such as:

A Class: Carbonous materials e.g. wood, paper or cloth.

B Class: Flammable liquids e.g. petrol, liquefiable solids, wax or melting plastics.

C Class: Flammable gasses, propane, butane, methane etc.

D Class: Specialist powders for flammable metals e.g. potassium.

F Class: Flammable fats, cooking oils and chip fryers.

Electrical risk: Faulty outlets, outdated appliances, poor wiring etc.

Accreditations

We work with several third-party bodies to ensure we work to the highest industry standards.

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bsi certified logo
BAFE Fire Safety Register
Alcumus safecontractor
CHAS

Types of Extinguisher

Water

Foam

Hydrex Plus MultiFoam

CO2

Dry Powder

Wet Chemical

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Lithium-Ion

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