P50s were installed across Harrow College’s two large campuses in Harrow on the Hill and Harrow Weald.
An annual fire extinguisher service visit revealed a large amount of remedial work was required at both campuses, including the costly replacement of a large number of extinguishers.
Ian Kavanagh, estates manager at Harrow College, looked at how future costs could be reduced by stalling P50 extinguishers.
Ian contacted P50 distributor Safelincs, who provided a complete audit identifying which standard extinguishers could remain and which had reached the end of their useful lives and needed to be written off.
The buildings that could continue using the standard extinguishers were highlighted, a maintenance plan developed and recommendations made as to where P50s should be sited.
“I was very impressed with the P50s and potential savings they offered,” Ian said.
“Safelincs provided me with clear, honest information and I was happy to place an order.”
The total cost to swap over to the P50 extinguishers was not much greater than the quotations received from the previous servicing company.
Major savings will be made through a vast reduction in maintenance costs.
Engineers from Safelincs moved existing useable extinguishers across the sites in accordance with the wishes of the customer and fulfilled requirements to stagger the replacement of the extinguishers.
In all, 92 P50s were supplied, and a full location sheet of extinguishers and marked up floor plans provided by Safelincs to ensure that Harrow College’s internal security team, trained to inspect the P50s, can print out a copy and ensure that all extinguishers are checked annually.