Carbon dioxide fire extinguisher

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers carry a BLACK label. They are designed for use as the primary extinguisher for electrical fires. The CO2 causes the oxygen to be displaced which allows the fire to burn out.

Designed for Electrical Equipment fires – Class Electrical

Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers are suitable for fires caused by:

  • server rooms
  • computers
  • electrical devices

Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers can also be used on Class B Flammable Liquid fires.

How Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers work

Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers work by dispersing a stream of CO2 at the burning electrical devices. This disperses oxygen from the surface of the fire, starving it of fuel and extinguishing the fire.

Types of business that require Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers

Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers are required by every business with a large number of electrical devices:

  • server rooms
  • office buildings
  • hospitals and residential care homes
  • technology stores
  • schools, independent schools, colleges, universities, halls of residence

Locate and store

Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers should be located next to the source of the fire risk and at the nearest fire exits.


Fire Risk Assessment

If your business has five or more employees a Fire Risk Assessment is required to comply with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Our highly trained certified engineers can determine the chances of a fire occurring in your workplace and draft your written document.

Fire risk assessment

Out of hours support

Out Of Hours Support

Many businesses operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Atlas Fire Protection provide out of hours support to all customers with proactive maintenance contracts. One of our certified engineers will deliver a quick and reliable response to keep your business protected.


Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers

BLACK label


Fire Extinguisher Sales

Atlas Fire Protection supply the highest quality fire extinguishers in the business. We stock the best range to ensure you have the right types in the right sizes in the right locations. All our fire extinguishers are manufactured in the United Kingdom to BS EN3 standard, CE marked and guaranteed for five years.


Fire Extinguisher Commissioning

All fire extinguishers in non-domestic premises must be commissioned in accordance with BS 5306. Atlas Fire Protection are licenced to thoroughly check and install your fire extinguishers – certifying them as approved and good for use in accordance with regulations.


Fire Extinguisher Servicing

To ensure compliance with UK legislation your fire extinguishers need to be maintained in accordance with BS 5306 Part 3. Our certified engineers are highly trained and equipped with the best tools to inspect and maintain your fire extinguishers on a regular basis. Atlas Fire Protection offer proactive maintenance contracts to ensure your peace of mind.


Fire Extinguisher Refills

Our certified engineers can refill all makes and types of fire extinguishers at your premises during the working day. Atlas Fire Protection carry everything needed in our fully equipped service vans, saving you time and keeping your premises protected.