Extinguisher Maintenance for the Boat-Safety-Scheme

Extinguisher Maintenance for the Boat-Safety-Scheme

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We specialize in extinguisher maintenance for the (BSS) or Boat-Safety-Scheme. We promise to get you through the BSS certification process. This is a certificate of compliance that is required for any vessel that is using UK Inland waterways. This certificate allows a boat owner to show that they are not a hazard when using the waterways. The BSS is also required to gain a boat license to use the waterways, without it you would be liable for fines and possibly imprisonment. The link to the BSS website can be found here. BSS Website.

The Boat-Safety-Scheme (BSS) Minimum Number of Fire Extinguishers

The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) Minimum Number of Fire Extinguishers is directly proportional to the size of the boat. Narrowboats which have all of the potential hazards such as Fuel, Electricity, LPG Gas, Cooking, Heating and Lighting appliances require the following number of fire extinguishers… We specialize in extinguisher maintenance for the (BSS) or Boat-Safety-Scheme. so contact us if you need some advice!

Boat-Safety-Scheme Extinguishers

Extinguisher Maintenance for the Boat-Safety-Scheme
2KG Powder Fire Extinguisher

Firstly there are many types of Extinguishers that can be used on boats. Additionally people prefer Powder Fire Extinguishers because they take up less room. Also they cover (A) rated (B) rated and (C) rated fires. However extinguisher size does matter as this has a direct relation to the fire rating of the Extinguishers.

Secondly, there is a minimum fire rating per boat so you need to make sure that your combined fire rating is sufficient.

Thirdly to do this we need to run some calculations and work out if your individual fire extinguishers add up. Finally they must be rated high enough to cover the (A) rating solids and (B) rating liquids.

Additionally as you can see below the small individual fire extinguishers each have a rating of 5a/34b so combined would not be sufficient to cover the minimum overall required rating.

Finally we charge a minimum charge of £28 to service up to 3 fire extinguishers and one fire blanket. Additional extras required such as replacement of a blanket or extinguisher would be extra. We charge accordingly as each brand and type of medium used can differ.

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Extinguisher Maintenance for the Boat-Safety-Scheme

If you wish to know which type of fires require which type of medium or extinguishant then please see our table on our home page.

Extinguisher Maintenance for the Boat-Safety-Scheme