Portable fire extinguishers are crucial life safety devices that play an important role in keeping your employees and customers safe. With a duty of care to people visiting your premises, providing well-maintained fire extinguishers is your first line of defence against the risks posed by fire.
The vital tool
The FIA (Fire Industry Association) reports that portable fire extinguishers have significantly increased in importance in the role they play as a first aid response to fire.
A massive 88% of the fires that are tackled with portable fire extinguishers are successfully extinguished. But it’s important to choose the right type of fire extinguishers for your premises. Wessex will help by identifying which class of fire you are at most risk from. Fires are differentiated into six classes, including electrical, and vary from wood and paper fires, to flammable liquids and gases, oils and fats.
A safe pair of hands
Wessex supplies and maintains thousands of fire extinguishers for businesses across the UK. Our clients include health authorities, High Street retailers, nationwide pub and brewery chains, schools and universities.
Fire extinguishers work by removing one or more components of the fire triangle of heat, oxygen and fuel. A water jet fire extinguisher uses the cooling effect of water to remove heat whereas a CO2 extinguisher removes the oxygen, foam extinguishers remove both.
Supplying since 1984
Wessex have been supplying and maintaining fire extinguishers since 1984. Our track record and reputation is second to none.
We can carry out annual extinguisher inspections alongside routine maintenance of your fire alarm system, which saves you money and reduces disruption.
Wessex are able to provide specialist extinguishers for niche requirements including specialist dry powder, and mobile foam units.
Rental or purchase
For short term requirements, such as events or pop ups, Wessex are able to arrange rental agreements for appropriate fire extinguishers and blankets.
National Security Inspectorate (NSI)
Wessex Fire & Security have held NACOSS Gold security accreditation for security system installation and maintenance since 1991. All NSI Gold security companies meet the requirements of the police and operate an accredited ISO 9001 Quality Management System, audited annually.
British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
We are proud to have been members of the BSIA since 1991. BSIA is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. The BSIA hallmark is a symbol of quality and professionalism for security buyers and industry partners.
Electrical Contractors Association (ECA)
Since 1984 Wessex Fire & Security have been members of the ECA, whose membership base encompasses installers, manufacturers, distributors and end users across the electronics and electrical industry.
Fire Industry Association (FIA)
The FIA is a not-for-profit trade association with the aim of promoting the professional status of the UK fire safety industry. They also provide training on legislation and regulations across the industry. Wessex Fire & Safety have been members since 2001.
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