Stainless Steel Fire Extinguishers

Are they legal and do they comply with British Standards?

In short, yes, chrome fire extinguishers are completely legal. The confusion over their legality arises from whether or not they conform to British Standards, specifically BS EN3-7: 2004. Part 16.1 of the Standard states that, in order for a fire extinguisher to be BS EN3 approved, 95% of the body of the fire extinguisher must be red.

Therefore, chrome fire extinguishers fall outside of the scope of BS EN 3 and are not compliant. However, the BS EN 3 standard is a recommendation, rather than a law, and chrome extinguishers carry other approvals, so you are not breaking any fire safety regulations by installing them.

Instead, the governing fire extinguisher legislation is the CE Mark. From May 2002, all fire extinguishers which operate under pressure must be manufactured in accordance with the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) and those which are will feature a CE Mark. Chrome fire extinguishers all carry a CE Mark, ensuring full legal compliance.

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FIRECHIEF PXC2 - 2 KG POLISHED CO2 EXTINGUISHER
The 2kg CO2 Polished extinguisher in the Firechief Elite range is just perfect for the prestigious environment. The extinguisher has a highly polished aluminium body giving it maximum design impact.
£74.92
FIRECHIEF PXC5 - XTRCO5SS 5KG CO2 Extinguisher Stainless Steel
The 5kg CO2 Polished extinguisher in the Firechief Elite range is just perfect for the prestigious environment. The extinguisher has a highly polished aluminium body giving it maximum design impact.
£149.10
FIRECHIEF PXF6 - XTR6FSS 6L Foam Extinguisher
If you have a building with design-led interior, why not go for a design-led extinguisher? The highly polished steel body of the Firechief Elite 6 litre foam extinguisher gives it an elite status that is in keeping with prestigious surroundings.
£78.35
FIRECHIEF PXF9 - XTRF9SS 9L Foam Extinguisher Stainless Steel
If you have a building with design-led interior, why not go for a design-led extinguisher? The highly polished steel body of the Firechief Elite 9 litre foam extinguisher gives it an elite status that is in keeping with prestigious surroundings.
£102.93
FIRECHIEF PXP6 - XTRP6SS 6KG Powder Extinguisher Stainless Steel
The Firechief Elite 6kg powder polished extinguisher is ideal for architecturally sensitive environments and design-led interiors. Its polished steel body gives it the design impact required to be in keeping with prestigious surroundings.
£87.12
FIRECHIEF PXW6 - FXW6SS 6L Water Extinguisher Stainless Steel
The Firechief Elite 6 litre water polished extinguisher is ideal for architecturally sensitive environments and design-led interiors.
£70.37
FIRECHIEF PXW9 - FXW9SS 9L Water Extinguisher Stainless Steel
The Firechief Elite 9 litre water polished extinguisher is ideal for architecturally sensitive environments and design-led interiors. Its polished steel body also makes it a great option for clean room applications where hygiene is paramount.
£91.78