Servicing and Maintenance
Halo Fire Ltd specialises in fire extinguishers servicing and maintaining in Leicester and surrounding counties.
Fire extinguishers are a vital consideration for your fire risk assessment and insurance but more importantly, they are potentially lifesaving first aid firefighting equipment. Neglecting regular servicing and maintenance of your fire extinguishers may result in them failing to perform adequately and could potentially endanger lives.
Under the Fire Safety Order (F.S.O.) you’re known as the responsible person if you’re an owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises. You will be responsible for fire safety. The Fire Safety Order (F.S.O.) also applies if you have paying guests, e.g. if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.
As the responsible you have a legal responsibility under the Fire Safety Order (F.S.O.) to ensure that fire extinguishers within the workplace are regularly serviced, so that they are kept in good repair and working order. British Standards recommends that the responsible person carries out a visual inspection at least monthly and should be serviced by a competent person at least annually.
At Halo Fire Ltd, our engineers are trained and qualified to carry out your annual service of your extinguishers as laid out in BS 5306-3.
BS 5306-3 recommends that extinguishers should receive a basic service at least annually and additionally, they are also required to undergo an extended service periodically (currently 10 years for CO2 and 5 years all other types). Due to new British Standard legislation (Ref-BS 5306-9:2015), Halo Fire Ltd believe (in most cases) that it is both better environmentally and economically to replace the unit requiring an extended service than to carry out the extended service ''correctly'' (i.e. using the correct refills and disposing of the contents properly).
If you would like to arrange for us to service your extinguishers or have any questions, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to help.