Extinguisher service BS5306

Service maintenance of fire equipment is a legal requirement as per the Heath and Safety Regulations and the Fire Safety Order 2005.

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We can carry out service and maintenance work in accordance to BS 5306: Part 3 2009.

Maintenance of fire equipment is required on a annual basis or when the fire equipment has been used, such as discharge of fire extinguishers in the event of a fire. Maintenance of fire equipment is to ensure that it is fit for purpose, should a fire occur the user can be assured that the equipment will perform as and when required

On completion of maintenance work a “Certificate of Maintenance” is issued which states that the work is completed in accordance with the British Standard BS 5306.

When used by trained personnel, 80% of fires are successfully put out using fire extinguishers. Keeping fire extinguishers in good working order is therefore both vital and in fact is also a legal requirement.

The team at PSC Fire Safety Ltd is equipped and qualified to carry out the annual service maintenance of portable fire extinguishers in accordance with BS 5306.

PSC Fire safety Ltd supplies a wide range of portable fire extinguishers, all of which are Kite marked, EN 3 Approved and CE certified.

There is a seemingly bewildering choice of different types of fire extinguisher. To help, here is PSC Fire safety Ltd guide to the various types of fire:

Types of fire

Class A – Paper, textile , wood

Class B – Flammable liquids

Class C – Bottled and manufactured gases

Class F – Cooking oils and fats.

Electrical fires

Water extinguishers

Suitable for hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, warehouses and offices. Most commonly, 9 litre capacity, water extinguishers still offer excellent fire suppression for all Class A fires.


Suitable for offices, workshops and live electrical equipment. Harmless to machinery.

Class B

AFFF (foam)

Suitable for garages, workshops and offices. Highly effective against petrol and volatile liquids, forming a flame-smothering seal which prevents re-ignition.

Class A B

Dry Powder

Suitable for workshops and garages, vehicles and live electrical equipment.

Class A B C

Wet Chemical

Suitable for kitchens with deep fat fryers. Works by cooling the burning oil and sealing the surface.

Class A F