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Close up taken as a man fires a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher. CO2 extinguishers can be used in a variety of situations, but are best suited to electrical fires, and mainly work by displacing oxygen, to starve the fire.


At Thor Fire Ltd we provide supply, installation and maintenance services for a wide range of fire extinguishers. Established in Oldham in 2011, our team have been covering the whole of the UK for over 10 years and have a fantastic reputation.


 Nationwide Support

Fire Extinguisher Supply, Maintenance & Inspection


Ensure Compliance to the Regulatory Fire Safety Order of 2005 and to BS5306 Part 3 2017 by qualified technicians and equip your premises with the right fire safety equipment. Thor Fire Ltd are specialists in the supply, installation and maintenance of fire extinguishers in the UK.

Having fire extinguishers isn't just a legal requirement, they are your first line of fire fighting. We are here to make sure you have the correct extinguishers to help you.

You need to protect your business and the people close to any fire. Making sure you have the correct fire extinguisher and that it’s positioned correctly is imperative.

Fire Extinguisher
emergency exit

Inspection And Maintenance

If your portable fire extinguishers are maintained to a quality standard it will ensure they are ready to use in the event of fire. Your extinguishers should be checked once a year by a fully qualified engineer and our engineers are qualified as recognised by BAFE as satisfying the BS5306-3.2017 Annex 1.

This means that our engineers are competent to provide fire extinguisher services including:

  • Sourcing (the correct selection of fire extinguishers for your building)

  • Commissioning (on-site checks to ensure fire extinguisher is fit for purpose prior to installation)

  • Siting (correct positioning and installation of fire extinguishers in your building)

  • Maintenance/Servicing (regular checks to ensure fire extinguishers are in efficient working order and ready to use in the event of fire).


Water Based Fire Extinguishers

These fire extinguishers fight fire by spraying water. They are most effective against solid organic materials such as; wood, plastics, paper, coal, etc.

They aren’t for use against electrical or fat/oil based fires.


Foam Based Fire Extinguishers

A foam based extinguisher uses a foam that douses the fire. This results in a layer between the fuel surface and flames.

Foam extinguishers are also suitable for both solid and liquid fire bases.

They are not suitable for use against electrical or fat pan/oil based fires


Powder Based Fire Extinguisher

A powder based extinguisher blasts the fire with a special powder. This powder causes the flames to cool to a point where the chemical reaction can no longer occur.

Suitable or use against organic solids, grease/oil, petrol and gas fires.

The main problem with these extinguishers is the powder, which can cause breathing difficulties. It causes a ‘fog’ which can hinder evacuation and is also extremely messy to clear away. British Standards no longer permit ABC Powder Extinguishers to be used in offices and living accommodation due to this problem. ABC Powder Extinguishers are therefore only recommended for use in well-ventilated areas.


CO2 Fire Extinguishers

CO2 Fire Extinguishers shoot carbon dioxide. CO2 removes the oxygen from the chemical reaction, effectively smothering the fire. This makes the CO2 extinguisher extremely effective.

On the other hand, the CO2 can dissipate fairly quickly, allowing the fire to potentially reignite. This type of extinguisher is ideal for electrical fires and live electrical equipment.


Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers

These fire extinguishers are perfect for class F fires involving chip fat/oil based fires. This type of extinguishers sprays out a fine mist, which sits as a layer of foam on top.

You’re likely to find this type of equipment in locations where oil is cooked to a high temperature.

Wall mounted fire blanket

Fire Blankets

The essential performance requirement of a fire blanket is to extinguish a cooking oil fire and allow the oil to cool gradually.

Kite marked blankets comply with BS EN1869:1997.

A strong and supple blanket provides user confidence. They’re well insulated yet easily drape over fire.

We will source the best value product for your requirements from our supplier base, therefore the item you receive may differ slightly from the image/description provided while still meeting or exceeding the relevant fire safety regulations.

Fire Alarm Call Point

For comprehensive fire extinguisher services including supply, installation and maintenance, call Thor Fire Ltd in Oldham. We are available 24/7 and cover the UK.

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