According to Fire and Emergency NZ, 80% of fires in commercial spaces are extinguished by members of the public and without the assistance of fire fighters. Of these fires, 90% are extinguished with a fire extinguisher.
Not all fire extinguishers are appropriate for use. If an extinguisher has not been maintained, it may not work properly. In fact, some extinguishers aren’t manufactured properly in the first place. Last year, Kidd were forced to recall over 40 million faulty products.
So, how do you know where to get a fire extinguisher that will work?
At Jim’s Fire Safety, we service fire extinguishers. We also supply and install them according to New Zealand standards.
We have extinguishers in all shapes, sizes, and types. Whether you need a car fire extinguisher, devices for your office, or extinguishers for your boat, we have you covered.
If you want to know where to get a fire extinguisher that you can trust to get the job done, contact us today. You can call us or fill in the online form to get in touch with your local team member.
Spotting a Proper Fire Extinguisher
In New Zealand, we have strict manufacturing standards that mean our safety products are just that – safe. Fire extinguishers are manufactured in accordance with their corresponding standards.
For example, powder extinguishers are made to adhere to the AS/NZS 1841.5:2007. On the side of your extinguisher there will be a SAI Global Certified Product sticker. When you see this sticker, you know that the device has met our local standards.
There are different standards for the different fire extinguisher types, so there’s no need to panic if your sticker says something different. If you’re a little confused, just Google the standard and check that it matches your extinguisher.
Keeping up to date with Product Recalls
This is another great way to know which extinguishers to avoid when you’re shopping for a new device. Before you make a purchase, go to the product recalls website and search for fire extinguishers. If nothing comes up, you’re good to go.
Our technicians keep up to date with recalls to make sure all installations go smoothly and safely for the client.
Where to get a Fire Extinguisher Tested
The best way to make sure your extinguisher is safe is to check the following points:
- Buy your extinguisher from a trustworthy manufacturer
- Check the cylinder for the SAI global sticker
- Double check the product recalls website
- Invest in regular inspection services
At Jim’s Fire Safety, we test and inspect fire extinguishers for businesses all around New Zealand. Through ongoing maintenance and professional advice, you can ensure the safety of your workplace.
We are completely mobile and will come to your place of business to take a look at your equipment. All you have to do is book in an inspection and we will take care of the rest.
Remember, you are required to have your extinguishers tested at least once every 12 months. When your next test is approaching, we will send out a notification.
Now that you know where to get a fire extinguisher that you can trust, why not have it installed and serviced by our professional team? It will give you complete peace of mind.
Call us now or fill in the online form for a free quote.