Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Did You Know…

You have a legal obligation to maintain your Fire Extinguishers.  Fire Extinguisher Servicing should be completed each year by a qualified engineer.  

Our BAFE qualified service technicians will carry out your servicing in accordance with BS 5306 and will provide you with all the relevant documentation to keep your business safe, legal and protected.

Our Visit…

1 – Introduction

Our engineer will visit your site, introduce themselves to the site contact, explain the reason for the visit and what will happen during the service.

2 – Risk Assessments

Our engineer will ask to see all Health & Safety Policies, Fire Risk Assessments and any other site specific requirements to ensure our recommendations are suitable for your site.

3 – Service

Our engineer will then service all Fire Extinguishers inline with the appropriate British Standard (BS5306) and relevant Industry Standards. 

4 – Update

Following the service, our engineer will discuss the results of your service with the site contact and advise on any corrective work if required.

5 – Report

Following our site visit you will receive a full report of all Fire Extinguishers which have been serviced, along with any corrective actions carried out and any recommendations which may have been advised.

6 – Remind

We will contact you again in approximately eleven months time to remind you of the following years service requirement and arrange a suitable time to attend site.

Fire Extinguisher Servicing FAQs

How often do Fire Extinguishers need to be serviced?

You have a legal obligation to ensure your Fire Extinguishers are serviced every 12 months by a qualified engineer in accordance with BS5306.  

Who can service Fire Extinguishers?

Anyone servicing Fire Extinguishers must be qualified to do so.  Meekol  engineers are BAFE qualified and hold the necessary insurances for carrying out the service.  Fire Extinguishers are highly pressurised and should not be tampered with by untrained person due due to the risk of serious injury. 

What is the life span of a Fire Extinguisher?

Most Fire Extinguishers require an “extended service” or replacing every 5 years.  This is increased to 10 years for CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Extinguishers.  

I think one of my Fire Extinguishers may have been discharged or tampered with. What should I do?

It is very important that all Fire Extinguishers within your business premises are maintained and available for immediate use.  If you believe an extinguisher may have been tampered with, discharged or suffered any damage please call us on 03335 77 17 67 to arrange for an engineer to attend site and service the extinguisher.

Can I remove some Fire Extinguisers from my premises as I feel I have too many?

We are able to advise you as to the correct number, type and location of Fire Extinguishers which should be on site.  There are minimum legal requirements in this respect and removal should only be done by a qualified engineer after calculating the minimum requirements.  Please contact us to discuss this further.

What areas do Meekol cover for Fire Extinguisher Servicing?

Meekol cover the whole of the North East of England including Sunderland, Newcastle, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough.  We also provide coverage further afield on our regular service runs.  If your site is outside of the North of England please contact us to be added to our next service run in your area.

Fire Extinguisher Service Quote