The purpose of this document
is to explain in broad terms why we have to make the recommendations that
As mentioned in the About Us section in
greater detail, our BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certification certifies that the
service we provide is undertaken to
the standards laid down in
BS 5306-3 - the main standard applicable to the servicing of
portable fire extinguishers. Additionally, it certifies that our
recommendations following your site survey are to the standards laid down
in BS 5306-8,
the code of Practice for the Selection and Positioning of Portable Fire
Our recommendations are made to ensure your compliance with these
standards and other applicable legislation.
You should ensure that any recommendations made are followed up as this is
the surest way of ensuring your compliance with the British Standards and other
applicable legislation. This is of
considerable importance: It is the surest way for you to help ensure:
- that you fulfil your obligations (and avoid offences) under fire
safety law (e.g. Fire
Safety Order), health & safety law (e.g. Health & Safety at Work
Act), and/or pressure vessel regulations;
- that you meet your obligations as an employer;
- that you satisfy the requirements set down under any insurance
- your peace of mind!
More information on this subject can be found in our
“The Value of
Accreditation & Compliance” guidance sheet. Additionally, the many
good economic reasons are discussed in our Guidance Sheet “Effective
Fire Fighting: The Economic Argument”.
Additionally, you always have the piece of mind that we offer unbeatable value
- all of our prices are covered by our
comprehensive Price Promise.
We’ve tried to make this as simple as possible. Any recommendations can
be arranged simply by signing and returning to us the letter we sent.
This may even be returned to us by fax to speed the process.
Following receipt of the duly signed and returned letter, our engineer
will contact you to arrange the process.
Wherever possible, recommendations should be put into place at the
earliest possible point in time, ideally at the very time of our
engineers' visits. However, there may be occasions where this is not
In such circumstances, the Responsible Person should review their
fire-safety (and other) risk assessments, and take appropriate action
(such as considering the use and occupancy of affected part(s) of the
premises). There may also be other implications, including in relation
to statutory compliance, commission of offences, insurance, warranty,
guarantees, etc. Seek appropriate advice if at all unsure.
Should the above information not
assist you any queries you may have, please feel free to contact
us and we’ll do our utmost to assist.