Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed a number of my customers have purchased their Fire Extinguishers from the Internet. I know because there’s no servicing information on them such as last/next service date, or even the name of the company that originally supplied them …
The True Cost Of Buying Fire Extinguishers From The Internet
I’ve always had concerns about Internet suppliers. Like in all industries, they may be cheap, but have they been manufactured to current British Standards or are they just cheap imports that have been mass produced?
“We all know about fake phone chargers! What about your fire extinguishers?”
The phone chargers have been produced to look like the genuine item until you look carefully and see that ‘California’ has been spelt wrong, or like some of the mains cords that have been supplied with new laptops, on careful inspection turn out to be counterfeit, with the BS kitemark actually the wrong way round and a mirror image!
So what is the true cost of buying from the Internet? Well, the Fire Industry Association has produced a guidance leaflet (PDF) which show some of the concerns about buying from the Internet. You’ll find out they can be a lot more expensive than they first look.
Instead of a £20 price tag, you’ll need it installing and commissioning and in future it will need to be serviced. What’s going to happen if it doesn’t work and because you bought fake fire extinguishers your insurance won’t pay out?
“So the true price could be far, far higher than you first thought!”
Don’t you owe it to yourself, your employees and any visiting members of the public to get real fire extinguishers, properly commissioned and serviced by a fully trained and certified company who does have liability insurance?
Call me on 0330 6600264 or click here to send over an email and let’s talk about your Fire Extinguisher needs and how FTS Safety Solutions can help you.
Until next time …