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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 08:15



Fire Extinguishers - arguably the most common and visible piece of fire fighting equipment….and hence, the greatest opportunity for inferior products to enter the market.

We appreciate that competition is healthy, and for commoditised items, this helps to maintain low prices. However, it is essential to compare like-for-like when buying from the cheap sources such as the internet, so buyers need to focus upon key differences such as quality?

It is important to remember that Fire extinguishers are not commoditised items - the long-term penalties will far outweigh any short-term cost savings.

In this Newsletter, we spend some time delving into this topic in order to provide you with as rounded a view as possible. Of course, if you’d like to chat about any of these themes further, or to request an assessment of your fire extinguishers, please call us on 01869 252600 (Bicester) or 01275 333336.



Thinking of considering buying a fire extinguisher via the internet?

Ask yourself these questions first, to make sure that you’ve taken account all of the ‘additional’ extras.

Q. Do you know the brand and the supplier?

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Top Tips – For the Operation & Maintenance of Fire Extinguishers

Five Tips for Compliance

The operation & maintenance tips for Fire Extinguishers shown below are easy to follow.  However, you’d be surprised how often these 5 Quick Tips are not considered:

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Legislation – What do you need to know for Fire Extinguishers?

“Buying from the internet isn’t without problems….one being non-compliance with legislation”

Legislation is constantly changing.  At MCFP, we keep abreast of any updates so that you – the customer – don’t have to.

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Ask the Expert

What is the British Standard ‘BS’?

We’ve talked about BS5306-8 (Fire Extinguisher installations) at length this month, but we haven’t yet looked into the requirements of this standard. 

What follows in an abridged summary of the points covered in BS5306-8:2012

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We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Newsletter readers a very happy Christmas! We sincerely hope that you all enjoy the festivities and have much joy and happiness!  

Thank you to all our clients who have worked with us during 2015 your support is much appreciated and we look forward to serving you in 2016! Happy New Year!        



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Kind regards


Customer Support Manager