Fire Extinguishers for Mechanic’s Garages | Chelmsford | Essex


Fire Extinguishers for Mechanic’s Garages

Chelmsford, Essex


Motoring is near essential to get the best out of the county town of Chelmsford in Essex, which enjoys robust connections to the rest of the South East. With car ownership high, there are numerous mechanics and garages where motorists can receive essential car maintenance services.

Fire Safety is critical for Chelmsford mechanics workshops and garages. A full complement of fire safety signage, fire extinguishers and blankets means that you will keep yourself, employees and customers safe in the event of a fire. Good fire safety equipment on site is key for meeting local health and safety standards and not compromising insurance.

Mechanic’s garages generally require several types of fire extinguisher to deal with different types of potential fire. Petrol, oil, compressed gasses and electrical equipment create varying hazards and the wrong type of equipment can make the situation worse.

Most vehicle workshops will require a full complement of fire extinguuishers which are grouped by class:

  • Class A fire extinguishers are water based and can deal with basic fires in materials such as wood or paper. The should never be used on electrical fires or oil or petrol fires. Where these are placed in your premises is important as they should not be accessed by mistake in an area where petrol or electrical fires are more likely.
  • Class B fire extinguishers are prepared for fires in flammable liquids such a petrol and oil which mechanics need to have on hand in their working areas.
  • Class C fire extinguishers are formulated to deal with electrical fires – place near machinery andpower outlets for optimum safety.
  • Class D fire extinguishers deal with flammable metals and may be necessary in your workshoop.

As you can see, preparing a garage with optimum fire safety equipment is quite a complex task. Thankfully Chelmsford mechanics and Chelmsford car workshops can benefit from the experience, expertise and diligent service of Breeze Fire Protection your local fire safety specialist.

Our personable and helpful engineer will be happy to visit your premises and review your fire safety needs, equipping you with high quality fire extinguishers, signage and training for you and your team. Our team will keep track of your fire safety needs ensuring your equipment is well installed and always in date and discharge ready. Call us anytime to arrange a site visit, comprehensive quote or to get some complementary adice.


For FREE onsite fire extinguisher advice (no obligation), or a quote for British Safety Standard fire extinguishers, please call your local engineer on:

07806 675171

or, call our office line:

01708 442659


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