Fire Extinguishers Bristol

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Fire extinguishers are an essential piece of safety equipment, and their history is almost as long as that of fire itself. From buckets to pumps, humans have always sought ways to combat the threat of fire. In 1819, the first portable fire extinguisher was invented, using potassium carbonate in a copper tank with compressed air pressure. This model was followed by others that used chemicals which, when mixed, would react to create a foam that could then be discharged. However, these extinguishers required extra steps to be taken before they could be used.

Mid-20th century, we finally got a more modern extinguisher with pressurisation as standard, either with pressurised air or a gas cartridge. Different agents have been used to optimise the fight against fires while more recent developments have included automatic extinguishers and self-contained breathing apparatus. Fire extinguishers are an essential part of fire safety, and their evolution is a testament to human ingenuity in the face of danger.

Fire Extinguisher Design Bristol

Fire extinguishers are an essential part of any Fire Safety plan and are required by law in many commercial premises. With so many different types and sizes of fire extinguisher available, it is important to choose the right one for your needs. All fire extinguishers are now designed in a manner that allows them to be put into action swiftly when needed, but that also protects them from being damaged or accidentally discharged. The British Standard for the performance and characteristics of portable fire extinguishers is BS EN 3-7, something you should be on the lookout for when sourcing your fire extinguishers. Using pressure – either in the unit itself or an internal cartridge – to discharge extinguishing agents, modern extinguishers have a squeeze (or lever) handle that activates the unit (often using a spring mechanism). This squeeze/lever handle is usually attached directly to the valve assembly but is sometimes positioned in line with the extinguisher hose (most commonly in gas cartridge type extinguishers). Fire safety should be taken seriously in all workplaces and homes, and having the right fire extinguisher can make all the difference in an emergency situation.

Fire Extinguishers as an Employer in Bristol

Fire safety in the workplace is of paramount importance. In the event of a fire, employers must take steps to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life. One of the most important measures is the provision of fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers should be placed in strategic locations throughout the workplace and should be regularly inspected and serviced to ensure that they are in good working order. Employers should also provide employees with training on how to use fire extinguishers properly. In addition to extinguishers, employers should also consider other measures such as installing fire sprinklers or having a Fire evacuation plan in place. By taking these measures, employers can help to create a safe working environment and reduce the risk of fire in the workplace.

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If you would like more information on any of the services we have listed on our website or would like to book us for a consultation to discuss your life safety and asset protection requirements, please get in touch and one of our expert consultants will be happy to help.


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