Why would my building need a fire extinguisher?

Primary aid in preventing the spread of fire.

Obligatory in office buildings and production facilities, public buildings, accommodation establishments, etc.

First measure in case of a threat.

Sense of safety for your people – the building is equipped with fire safety installations.

If works involving an open flame are conducted in the building – a fire extinguisher is obligatory.

A fire extinguisher must be placed in an accessible location where it would be useful

If you need to install fire extinguishers in your building but do not know the best methods, locations, and types of extinguishers, then consult Forus.

We recommend installing fire extinguishers in prominent locations where they would be visible to people who use emergency evacuation routes, such as exits, corridors, stairwells, hallways, and stairwell landings.

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Based on the type of the building

There are various types of fire extinguishers. When selecting an extinguisher, we take into consideration the area, intended purpose, and environmental conditions of your building as well as the compatibility of extinguishing agents with combustible materials on the premises. We install extinguishers in office buildings, public institutions, filling stations, warehouses, industrial premises, etc.

Fire extinguishers must be easily accessible in a building. They should never be placed in a location where fire could block access to extinguishers. Moreover, extinguishers must not be hidden behind other items.

Installation of fire extinguishers – what should I take into consideration?


A fire extinguisher must be installed with a special fastening device vertically on the wall or floor of a building or an easily accessible cabinet.


An extinguisher must be prominently placed and easily accessible. It cannot obstruct doors from opening.

Height from the ground

When installing extinguishers, their bottoms cannot be higher than 1.5 m from the floor or ground.

Away from a heat source

Avoid placing a fire extinguisher in direct sunlight or in direct contact with another heat source as much as possible so that the temperature indicated on the extinguisher would not exceed the permitted limits.

Instructions must be visible

The instructions and pressure gauge on an extinguisher must be clearly visible.

Outdoor conditions

A fire extinguisher outside a building is installed under an awning or in a weather-proof easily accessible cabinet.

Inspection of fire extinguishers – how often?

Fire extinguishers must be inspected with the frequency required by the manufacturer. If the manufacturer has not stated the required frequency, a qualified specialist must be called to inspect the devices.

Click here to read more about the maintenance and inspection of fire extinguishers.

Installation of fire extinguishers – why partner with specialists from Forus?

  • We handle all types of fire safety systems.
  • We have highly qualified sought-after specialists.
  • We are familiar with various types of buildings and know what you as a client would need.
  • We also provide maintenance services of fire safety systems and installations.
  • We can provide consultations and training on the use of various fire safety systems.

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