Fire Extinguishers Skipton
The deciding factor to determine if your company must have extinguishers is the outcome of a fire safety risk audit. Any UK business with over 4 employees or are required to carry out a fire risk audit under GB fire safety law. However, ’.GOV’ guidance tells us that even a single-room shop should have at least one multi-class extinguisher.
As the business owner though it is not likely that you would decide against extinguishers. Having your livelihood ruined by fire because you couldn’t extinguish a wastepaper bin sized fire doesn’t seem very smart. When it comes to protecting lives it’s also a no-brainer!
Once you have fire extinguishers fiited it’s a requirement to have them serviced once a year. If you are subject to a Skipton fire officer’s check it would be one of the first things they would check.
The extinguisher standard states that extinguishers are required to be serviced by a competent person but how do you prove competency? The simplest way is to ensure your extinguisher company has expertly trained engineers from a professional 3rd party organisation such as the FIA.
So most businesses need extinguishers and they need to be serviced by competent engineers. So what’s the next step? Get some quotes? Well yes but be careful. Many companies have what seems to be a cheap headline price per unit but be alert to those who charge for parts. Each extinguisher will require a new tamper tag and a new o ring which actually cost very little but can regularly be charged for a lot more.
Also look out for extinguishers being changed regularly as, unless faulty, they would last at least ten years (in the case of CO and two decades for the rest. It is all too easy to over-bill customers with what can seem to be a confusing method. It would be wise to ask for a five-year forecast of charges, so you know what to expect. There may be a little adjustment for inflation but not amazing surprises. This over charging process can be worsened by having staff paid a minimal basic salary and big commissions. All Skipton Fire Extinguisher engineers are not paid commission.
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