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Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

We have a choice of fire extinguisher maintenance contracts available to ensure you are always kept legally compliant. We have call-out services available in the event that you need equipment refilling. All fire extinguisher services performed are carried out in accordance with the relevant British Codes of Practice by fully trained and competent technicians who are all CRB registered.

With service centres across the UK, we offer a national service delivered locally to all areas of business and commerce.

Fire extinguisher maintenance accreditation

Regular servicing and maintenance of your fire extinguishers is a legal requirement. It will also give you assurance that your fire extinguishers will work when they are needed most.

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If you would like to find out more about fire extinguisher maintenance and how Fire Safety Services can help you and your business, call our sales team on 08000 234114 or complete the form for a call back:

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How often should I have my fire extinguishers serviced?

All fire extinguishers should be serviced annually to the current British Standards i.e. BS 5306 part 3 and BS 5306 part 8.

All of our portable fire extinguisher Technicians are fully trained and keep up to date with all the current codes of practice and therefore deliver more than just maintenance of fire extinguishers.

What are the benefits of fire extinguisher maintenance?

Extinguisher maintenance by an approved Technician provides many benefits for your business.

The Technician’s first duty is to carry out the work they are employed for, primarily the service of portable extinguishers, to the current British Standard 5306 part 3. However, many other elements are considered during the visit, such as:

  • Is the equipment in place is fit for the risk it is provided for? This could include relocating and fitting any equipment that has been moved around. 
  • Review of new machinery, changes in processes, new products being used or manufactured, an added kitchen or temporary Portakabin. These areas need evaluation to consider whether, the Fire Risk level has changed, increased or even decreased. 
  • Departments also move inside buildings and the change in fire risk is often not even considered.
  • Also, is there any signs of damage or tampering? 
  • The Fire extinguisher Technician is fully trained to recognise all of these areas and will advise on the movement of equipment or, change of equipment if required, using BS 5306 part 8 as the reference document or indeed their bible.
  • The Technician will also inform the staff on the type of portable equipment, and give instruction on how to safely use the extinguishers and what to use them on.

To read more on the benefits of fire extinguisher maintenance, click here

What fire extinguisher service & maintenance packages do we offer?

We offer 3 types of fire extinguisher maintenance contract packages as follows:

Standard Service

The standard service is based upon an attendance charge plus a price per extinguisher and per fire blanket. All parts used are charged in addition to the standard cost.

Inclusive Service

The Inclusive service is based upon an attendance charge plus a price per extinguisher and £0 per blanket. Consumable parts used are included with major parts & refills charged in addition.

Premier Plus Service

The Premier Plus service is based upon an attendance charge plus a price per extinguisher (Depending on type). This includes everything from parts, refills and replacement extinguishers. It doesn’t include refills or replacements due to misuse, vandalism or theft.


What other service and maintenance contracts does Fire Safety Services offer?

We can also look after maintenance for all other fire protection equipment such as:

Guide to fire classes

Fire extinguishers help extinguish different classes of fire from A-F.   Fire classification systems have been developed to aid the extinction process, detailing which extinguishing agents are the most appropriate for the various types of fire. The fire triangle theory tells us that, in order for a fire to ignite and develop, there must be three elements present: a heat source, oxygen and fuel. It is the fuel element that dictates fire type, as the fire classes are characterised by the burning material involved.

There are currently no universal guidelines for fire classification. However, in the UK, we follow the British Standard EN-3 (Classification of Fires), which uses five broad fire classes:

  • Class A fires – involve organic solids such as paper and wood.
  • Class B fires – involve flammable or combustible liquids.
  • Class C fires – involve flammable gases.
  • Class D fires – involve combustible metals.
  • Class F fires – involve cooking fat and oil.

There are various types of fire extinguishers available that are suitable for putting out different classes of fire.  For more information on the common types of fire extinguishers we supply and maintain, please visit our Fire Extinguisher types page.

*For a full list of acronyms and terms please see our glossary of terms.

More about Fire Extinguisher Maintenance on our blog

Our blog is designed to give you a greater understanding about fire safety and how our services can help you. All of our blog posts are written by members of our team who have vast experience in specific aspects of fire safety, so you can be sure that the information you are reading comes from a qualified source.

For posts specifically about fire extinguisher maintenance – click here


Regional Coverage

Need further information or would like to speak to one of our sales department?

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East Anglia

Covering: East Anglia & South East

East Midlands

Covering: East Midlands, North East & Scotland

West Midlands

Covering: West Midlands, South West, North West & Scotland


Covering: South & London

Our products & services extend to everything you require to keep your business compliant with todays legislations:

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