Fire extinguishers are like your own personal fire guardsmen, silent yet ready for action. Unfortunately, unlike the guards at Buckingham Palace, most of us totally ignore our extinguishers from one annual maintenance check to another, (and only a very few of us are actually sad enough to photograph them…).
Protect Your Front Line Fire Defences
Investing in a proper fire extinguisher stand, plinth or cabinet not only protects against dust, grime and knocks of daily life, but they can actually prolong the useful life of your valuable fire safety equipment too.
Fire extinguishers that simply sit on the floor are vulnerable to both accidental damage and intentional removal. An unprotected one can be toppled over by a knock from a vacuum cleaner, or even a coat hastily dragged from a coat rack. Also, each tumble can potentially damage the important trigger and valve mechanism on the top.
More importantly, it is not immediately obvious if a floor standing fire extinguisher has been moved from its position, and it is incredible how many migrate, seemingly of their own accord, to prop open doors in hot weather…
Fire Extinguisher Stands
A fire extinguisher stand not only protects from knocks and makes them more stable, they also give an immediate visual clue when the unit has been removed – because it’s empty! Stands come in three types:
1. Floor standing stands
Simple, rugged and effective, a durable plastic fire extinguisher stands provide a stable and secure base. These easy to clean stands raise your extinguisher off the ground, away from vacuum cleaners or mops, so they also prevent corrosion of the metal extinguisher body from floor cleaning products, damp floors or spillages.
Fire Protection Online stock various types of floor stands, including our great value economy fire extinguisher stand range. These stands curve to cradle your extinguisher to its full height, and also have space at the top to add a self-adhesive fire sign indicating the type of extinguisher, and how it should be used. These stands will fit snugly against a wall, as they have a cut-out allowance for skirting boards.
Also, check out our designer fire extinguisher stand which can be wall mounted too
A fire extinguisher plinth is basically the same as a stand, but without the back section. It has to be said, they look rather like a large plastic dog bowl, but they are the ideal base for your extinguishers! Each plinth has a label at the front, and a clever tapering design that secures any size of extinguisher, from water to CO2. Plinths are available in single or double sizes, and in red for standard extinguishers or silver for chrome-style extinguishers. These are a highly cost-effective solution for offices with limited wall space available.
3. Free-standing stands
These are the good-looking guys of fire extinguisher stands! Developed to offer a practical yet elegant solution to fire extinguisher storage in the image-conscious office, these tubular chrome stands seem to defy gravity as they hold extinguishers clear of the floor and accidental knocks and bumps. Our double chrome fire extinguisher stand looks just like a squiggle of steel, yet it holds two chrome fire extinguishers with ease. The single stainless extinguisher stand takes up a minimum of space, as it simply raises an individual extinguisher up on a stand above its solid circular footplate, so the effect is that the extinguisher almost seems to float in the air! Very smart, very practical, and requires no wall fixings.
Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
A fire extinguisher box, or cabinet, takes protection of your fire safety equipment one level higher. Just like a sentry box, these tough cabinets keep your fire extinguishers dry, dust-free and secure, yet always accessible in an emergency. Our most popular fire extinguisher cabinets here at Fire Protection Online are the single box and its double-size cousin.
Unlike older fibreglass cabinets, these ultra-tough polyethylene cabinets are shatterproof, waterproof and last for years with no maintenance. Designed to fit any of our 9kg extinguishers, they simple screw securely to the wall, and snap shut for secure protection and easy access combined. Lockable versions are available that secure using a triangular key stored behind a perspex cover on the front of each cabinet. Both the single and double fire extinguisher box have a durable rubber door seal, and clear windows to show which type of fire extinguisher is inside.
With Fire Protection Online, you can save up to 47% off our range of fire extinguisher cabinets, and an astounding 50% off our economy range of fire extinguisher stands, which makes them probably the highest quality cheap fire extinguisher stands on the net.