Fire Extinguisher Servicing, maintenance & Inspection
All UK businesses must undergo annual fire extinguisher servicing and inspections. Trust our expert team of fully accredited extinguisher technicians to take care of yours. Our thorough service includes:
- Assessing all key components
- Ensuring fire extinguishers meet your legal requirements according to the Fire Safety Act
- Ensuring you have the right class of fire extinguishers
- Ensuring essential fire safety equipment is in good working order
- Resolving any issues identified, usually on the same day.
All work is fully insured, giving you complete peace of mind.
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You can request a free, no obligation quotation using the form below. Please give us as much information about your project as you can e.g. the location, size, services required, and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.
Fire Extinguisher TESTING: UK Legal Requirements
All UK-based businesses must undergo annual fire extinguisher servicing and inspections*. Failure to comply can jeopardise people’s safety. It can also impact the validity of any company’s insurance policies.
Tick that job off your list today by getting in touch with our team.
*Regulatory Reform Order 2005 (also known as the Fire Safety Order).
Fire Extinguisher Servicing and Testing
Is your annual inspection date coming up? Let’s get you booked in! You can trust our team of engineers to deliver a quality service at an affordable price with no hidden charges and minimal disruption to your business. If you’re based in or around London, Norfolk, Kent or Essex, we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fire Extinguisher Servicing
How often should fire extinguishers be serviced?
According to UK legal requirements, fire extinguishers need to be serviced every 12 months. Annual fire extinguishers servicing ensures the ‘life safety equipment’ is safe, in good condition and fit for purpose.
What qualifications do you need to service fire extinguishers?
UK legislation states that fire extinguisher servicing and maintenance must be completed by a trained professional. All fire extinguisher engineers must complete a 5-day training course. There are multiple official accreditations you can look out for to trust that your fire extinguishers are expertly serviced. This includes the Fire Protection Association and Fire Industry Association.
Why should fire extinguishers be serviced?
Fire extinguishers can make the difference between a quickly resolved fire incident and a catastrophe. According to UK law, fire extinguishers must be serviced every 12 months to ensure they are in good working order and will function when needed. The sort of things our engineers will be looking for include any damage, leaks, labels, pressure issues and charging.
Do new fire extinguishers need servicing?
Even brand-new fire extinguishers will need servicing every year by a professional, whether they have been used or not. Brand new fire extinguishers need commissioning and setting up by a registered professional.
How much does a fire extinguisher service cost?
This will depend on how many fire extinguishers are in the building and the state of the extinguishers themselves. Get in touch or request a quote and we will provide a full quotation.
Does a fire extinguisher expire?
All fire extinguishers need replacing after 5 years, and CO2 fire extinguishers need replacing every 10 years. If you are unsure, it is always worth checking with a professional fire safety engineer.
How to get a fire extinguisher serviced?
Fire extinguisher technicians should possess the necessary qualifications as outlined in British Standard 5306. This will ensure the job is done correctly and safely.
Annual fire extinguisher servicing is a legal requirement. It ensures the equipment is in proper working order and will work correctly in the event of an emergency. New fire extinguishers need to be serviced too.
The cost of a service will vary depending on the type of extinguisher and the size of the building. To get a fire extinguisher serviced, you can contact a qualified fire extinguisher technician.
At Fire Control Services we respect the vital importance of fire safety, and we work directly with housing authorities, property management companies, buying groups, and more. The first step to getting your fire extinguishers serviced is to get in touch to discuss your requirements. Take a look at our other fire safety services too: dry riser maintenance, wet riser maintenance, sprinkler servicing, fire hydrant testing, and fire hose reel maintenance.