Water fire extinguishers carry a bright RED label. They are designed for Class A fire risks, the most prevalent type of fire, so are the most popular of all fire extinguisher types. They distribute water at a high pressure to extinguish the fire.
Designed for Organic Material fires – Class A
Water fire extinguishers are suitable for fires caused by:
- paper & cardboard
- fabrics & textiles
How Water Fire Extinguishers work
Water fire extinguishers work by spraying water at the burning materials. This water has a cooling effect which reduces the heating element required to keep the fire burning. This slows the speed at which the fire burns until ultimately the flames are put out and the fire is extinguished.
There are four different types of water fire extinguisher: water jet, water spray, water with additives and water mist or fog.
Types of business that require Water Fire Extinguishers
Water fire extinguishers are used throughout most buildings in the UK:
- schools, independent schools, colleges, universities, halls of residence
- hospitals and residential care homes
- office buildings
- flats and apartments
- shops, supermarkets and technology stores
Locate and store
Water fire extinguishers should be located at the exits of environments that have been identified as Class A fire risks during our risk assessment.
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.
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.
Water Fire Extinguishers
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.