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    6 February 2020
    What Are Life Safety Systems? Do I Need Them In My Business Premises?

    If you're a business owner or Responsible Person you NEED to know about Life Safety Systems! We cut through the jargon and bring you the facts...

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    6 August 2019
    How Many Fire Extinguishers Do I Need To Comply With UK Law?

    Whether you've just moved into a new business premises, or you're checking that your safety measures are up to scratch - you may find yourself asking "How many Fire Extinguishers do I need to comply with the law?"Below, you can find out:

    How to establish the types of extinguisher you need
    How professionals work out how many you need
    How to ensure your school or business is compliant with the law

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    23 August 2017
    Definitive Guide To Fire Extinguisher Types, What They Do & How To Use Them

    This guide includes:

    An overview of the fire classes
    The different types of Fire Extinguishers and which fire class they are used for
    Which Fire Extinguisher types you need in your commercial premises based on their recommended use

    In a rush? We've got you covered! Just use the jump links below to skip to the specific Fire Extinguisher types:

    Water Jet Extinguisher
    Water Spray Extinguisher
    Dry Water Mist Extinguisher
    Multi Purpose Powder Extinguisher
    Special Powder Extinguisher (L2)
    Foam Extinguisher
    CO2 Extinguisher
    Wet Chemical Extinguisher

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    11 August 2017
    Maintaining Fire Extinguishers - The Consequences Of Neglect

    Provided it is regularly serviced and maintained, a Fire Extinguisher should last for more than 10 years. However, components like seals deteriorate over time and need replacing as part of your maintenance, while the discharge test is required after 5 years.
    Unfortunately, it's not unknown for us to be contacted by sites where the legal maintenance schedule hasn't been followed. Read the following cautionary tale and learn the penalty for neglecting Fire Extinguisher maintenance, so you don't fall foul of the Fire Safety Inspector!

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