Looking to cut the financial and administrative burden of regular maintenance and servicing of the fire extinguishers, the university welcomed P50 distributor Safelincs’ free site survey.
The University’s facilities management team was quick to see the advantages of the P50 and several hundred were installed across the campus.
Included in the price was installation, extinguisher ID signs and brackets, the certification and a short training session to demonstrate to the staff involved how to undertake the simple yearly check.
Rick White, Maintenance Services Manager, said: “Whilst the P50s are more expensive than standard extinguishers, significant savings will be made due to us not having to bring in external engineers.”
“The annual check is very straightforward and can be undertaken by our own people. All the administrative hassles of booking external maintenance are a thing of the past.”
P50s are corrosive resistant appliances that do not require servicing by an extinguisher engineer or a discharge test over their entire 10-year lifespan.
Instead, they only require an annual visual maintenance inspection by the university’s staff. After 10 years the extinguishers can be factory refurbished for another decade of life. (At the end of their life they are recyclable). Manufactured in the UK, the extinguishers are Kitemarked by BSI to EN3.