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What to look for when buying extinguishers

There are 3 Key Things to look for when buying a fire extinguisher. You need to make sure that it is:

  • Manufactured to BSEN3
  • Kite marked to KM53836
  • CE Marked to CE1266

There are many cheap imports available on today’s market that not only do not comply, but can be dangerous. It is often found that cheap imports, when used in an emergency situation do not work, leaving the building occupants with nothing to fight a fire with.

If you buy an extinguisher with the 3 above markings, you know they have been manufactured and tested to the strictest of standards.

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