According to British legislation, "All fire extinguishers must be inspected and maintained to BS 5306:3 at least annually. This must be carried out by a "competent person", using the appropriate tools, incorporating any special procedures, which are currently recommended by the fire extinguisher manufacturers". 
Midland Fire offer a free, no obligation, survey of your establishment, whereby our engineer will visit your premises and carry out a full health check of your fire protection equipment. Ascertaining the overall quality of your fire safety and provide a full quotation to bring everything up to standard. 
Our engineers usually carry out the service straight away if instructed to do so, alternatively we can make suitable arrangements to come back at another time if preferred. 
[This is available to anyone within Birmingham and the West Midlands catchment area if you're outside of our catchment, there may be a small charge to cover only the fuel costs].  
The basic service is carried out at your premises at a time convenient to you, the cost includes any consumable parts, or spares that need to be replaced, some of which must be replaced, by law, each time a service is performed on your equipment this is usually to ensure no loss of pressure in the extinguishers performance or range of throw .  
All of our prices are plus V.A.T charged at the current rate.  


Upon completion of the service and once payment has been made, a certificate of maintenance will be issued listing the quantity and types of fire extinguisher that have passed inspection. This certificate can be displayed in your premises offering at a glance the date it was passed, when your equipment expires and most importantly that you are compliant to the current British standards. Should a member of the fire brigade do a spot check they will be satisfied your fulfilling your responsibility to the law.  
What types of fire equipment are most suitable for your premises based on floor area/layout and the specific fire hazards or additional risks. 
The type, number and size of fire extinguishers or other fire safety equipment required based on the types and level of risk. 
Where the fire equipment should be positioned within your site. 
Possible effects on health and safety of the operator when the equipment is used. 
Possible adverse effects or contamination of your manufacturing processes or equipment of particular extinguishants.  
Possible effects on the local environmental which could be caused by the equipment or it's extinguishants. 


Portable Appliance Testing (or pat test) is a safety test of all electrical appliances. It is a legal requirement for all employers and Landlords to ensure that appliances are safe and well maintained. The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989 places responsibility of ensuring all appliances within the workplace are safe to use. Compliance can be achieved by a regular test programs which we tailor to meet your requirements. 
PAT Testing is the process of testing all electrical appliances both visually and manually to determine if they are fit to use. 
We undertake the testing and inspection of in-service electrical equipment to ensure all users are suitably protected from potential danger. This is conducted in compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, insurance requirements and IEE Code of Practice for the In Service Inspection and Testing of Portable Appliances.  
You will be issued with an asset register detailing all appliances tested including test results and any comments or recommendations. Each appliance will be labelled and given a unique identification number 
Our experienced engineers will test for: 
Signs of damage to both the supply cord (IEC lead) and appliance 
Switch functionality 
Correct fuse fitting and type 
Live, Neutral and Earth wire integrity 
Inspection of the plug and leads 
By conducting a thorough examination of all of the relevant factors, we provide you with full documentation to prove that your PAT test was completed properly and effectively.  
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