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kfurbank
Jan-29-2009 @ 1:51 PM                           Permalink
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The dreaded BSS is almost due and my current fire extinguisher's not only need a service, but a discharge test which is more expensive then buying new ones.

So after an extensive look around I have found some suitable replacements, which I have checked with a technical assitant at the BSS, that meet the current certifications for the BSS.

I am after three units and there is a fixed delivery cost of £10, so if there are any other members who would like to combine orders, I am happy to place a larger order. The 2kg dry powder ABC units cost £13.95 exc VAT, so £16.05 including VAT. I am happy to pay the delivery charge and would ask that if anyone wants one, they pay £17.50 with the spare £1.45 going into the RNLI box at The Waveney Inn.

If you are interested pm me with numbers. I would want a cheque before I place the order and you would be able to collect the items from me at my boat. I shall be around from the 21st March for a week going from the South side to the North side and back, and the Easter weekend for the following week on the South side, although ideally it would be nice if they were collected at the start of those weeks Smile  

If you are interested in placing your own orders then the link to the site is below.

http://www.fireandsafetycentre.co.uk/Products/15/2kg_dry_powder_stored_pressure_fire_extinguisher.html#specs

Keith

On a proper saily 25th August, Hathor.

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hi what you have been told is NOT TRUE at THIS time.
yes there is discussions with the various parties regarding your fire extingusher tests but thats as far as it goes and is unlikly to be in place within the next six months. PLEASE NOTE.
at this presice time if your fire extingusher is in good condition with no DENTS RUST and in the GREEN on the gage and has the security tag in place then that fire extingusher is valid even if it is out of waranty.
I KNOW that this is true as i am a boat safty officer
if you still require any more info then feel free to contact me On 07818637360..mal

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Hi Swallowdale,

Thank you for the info, but let me clarify my situation a little further. I have 3 x 2kg dry powder ABC fire extinguishers on board my boat. In a little over four years they have never been serviced and the labels state they are now due for a discharge test. The boat was previously a hire boat and these units would have come from the hireyard and look a little tired anyway. Regardless of any BSS requirements I will be replacing these units anyway. The only clarification I have sought so far from the BSS office is to confirm that my intended replacements will satisfy the forthcoming BSS test, which they have confirmed.

I am however more than a little puzzled by your statement regarding what is required to satisfy the BSS test, as the current BSS guide on the website clearly states that if the fire extinguisher has expired then an up to date service label must be present, as well as supporting documentation from a relevant fire extinguisher servicing firm to prove that they have been serviced.

Note taken from the BSS guide:-
Notes – Portable fire extinguishers having passed the manufacturer’s
express ‘expiry’ or ‘replace by’ dates are acceptable if supported by
evidence of servicing in accordance with BS 5306 by a service technician
within the last 12 months. Evidence must be in the form of a service
label on the extinguisher and an associated invoice or service report
on headed paper from a company recognisable as an extinguisher
servicing company.

Once again thank you for trying to save me money, but in this instance I would rather purchase new fire extinguishers, and will be replacing all three with three more 2kg units and a new fire blanket, even though I know this exceeds the capacity requirements for the BSS.

Keith

On a proper saily 25th August, Hathor.


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