What is this standard about?
BS 5306-8:2012 gives advice and guidance on the suitability and positioning of portable fire extinguishers, primarily those conforming to BS EN 3, that can be carried by one person and that are used for the protection of buildings, other premises, contents and to assist evacuation.
Who is this standard for?
- Fire protection service technicians
- Fire and rescue services
- Fire extinguisher servicing companies
- Fire extinguisher manufacturers
- Facility management companies
- Police services
- Care home management companies incorporating sheltered accommodation
- Companies undertaking fire risk assessments
- The general public
Why should you use this standard?
Well maintained and professionally installed fire extinguishers are fundamentally safe and easy to use. Research has shown that extinguishers are successful in a significant number of fires each year and make a major contribution to first aid fire safety.
BS 5306-8:2012 is part of an extensive series of standards relating to fire safety and outlines the most up-to-date recommendations for best practice use of portable fire extinguishers in order to help protect properties and save lives.
What’s changed since the last update?
BS 5306-8:2012 supersedes BS 5306-8:2000, which is withdrawn.