The All-New Versatile Fire Extinguisher
The Fire Safety Stick is a new, innovative fire extinguisher which takes the guesswork out of using a fire extinguisher. It requires less knowledge or training for the everyday person. An extinguisher which works on 5 classes of fire, meaning less margin for error if accidentally choosing the incorrect traditional extinguisher, and making the fire worse in a high-stress situation.
The Fire Safety Stick is unlike any other extinguisher on the market. It is unpressurised and is activated much like striking a match.
Fire Safety Stick in Holiday Rental Properties
As you will see from the legislation detailed below, having fire extinguishers in these small let properties is not compulsory, but is common sense to have suitable fire extinguishers available for guests. It is still important to provide means of extinguishing fires, providing it is safe to do so. If a fire can quickly and easily be extinguished at its very early stages, well before it becomes established, then it significantly reduces the risk of injury to the occupants as well as the property.
The Fire Safety Stick ticks all the boxes for fire prevention equipment in holiday lets and air Bnbs. Firstly, due to the range of fire types (or classes) it is certified to extinguish, it can not only act as the extinguisher but can also replace the fire blanket. Plus, almost uniquely, it can also extinguish chimney fires (whether open or enclosed log burners).
Although, it needs no external servicing at all, we have developed a simple visual inspection process that can be easily carried out by any responsible person and documented if required. These checks follow the industry standards to ensure the Fire Safety Stick is maintained and ready for use.
Yes, unlike powder it is completely safe to use regardless of any lack of training, in fact, it has no harmful effects for anyone in the family regardless of age, it is even fine for pets. Plus, it does not harm any of the property either. Typically, in the case of a small fire, the damage caused by an extinguisher itself can be much greater than the fire itself.
The Fire Safety Stick lasts for 15 years and unlike most traditional, pressurised extinguishers, it needs no annual servicing or checks by external fire technicians. We have created the logbook solution to carry out those simple visual checks (which is all the Fire Safety Sticks needs) by yourself.
So when you factor in these advantages, the Fire Safety Stick actually works out much better value over its life span.
Here are some more key advantages.
It’s small and compact so can be easily mounted to be quickly in reach and visible but without being unsightly and cumbersome.
Its incredibly long discharge time (min 50secs) means it gives the user much longer to safely deal with the fire OR to aid their escape. (Some traditional extinguishers have a discharge time of just 6 or 7 seconds! In fact, it can even be left within the property, activated to continue to discharge and repress the fire whilst all occupants have escaped to safety.
Fire Safety Legislation for Small Holiday Lets
New updated legislation regarding fire safety for holiday accommodation in England and Wales came into force on 1st October 2023. This applies to all smaller holiday lets and “Airbnb” and is termed “small paying guest accommodation”. If you are the owner or “responsible person” form the property, you need to be aware of these changes and ensure you follow these guidelines and recommendations.
Equipment such as fire extinguishers or fire blankets must be checked regularly and there must be clear instructions on how to use these items for your guests.
Although it suggests the installation of multipurpose extinguishers, it must not be (dry) powder. However, in the vast majority of cases, the only multipurpose extinguisher available will be a powder extinguisher, see the chart shown for a comparison with all other types of extinguishers available. The government document states “Multi-purpose powder extinguishers must not be provided as they are suitable for enclosed spaces (indoors).” The reason for this is due to the health risks associated with exposure to the powder used.
The Perfect Solution for Holiday Rental Fire Extinguishers
You can buy just the standard model Fire Safety Stick (FSS50 or FSS100) and these come with a single mounting clip, which is suitable for most installations but does not have the tamper tag fitted to the end sticker cap, these are perfect for owner-occupied properties. However, for holiday-lets, we recommend the following kit:
FSS50 (50second discharge time) – includes 1x mounting clip
Extra Mounting Clip
Tamper Tag fitted to the bottom striker cap
Installation date sticker
Vinyl, self-adhesive sign (22cm x15cm) – indicating types of fires it can be used on, how to use it and QR links to view how to use as well as how to carry out the regular self-inspection stickers.
FREE online PDF log sheet to record regular annual inspections
Fire Safety Stick in 90 seconds!
Still a bit confused about the Fire Safety Stick and how it’s better for you?
Don’t worry! Watch this video that quickly summarises the benefits of it, and you can make an informed decision about what is best to protect yourself and your lifestyle. If you still have questions or would like to learn more please go to our ‘about’ page.
Where is the Fire Safety Stick?
No matter which sector/industry you belong to, or are interested in, the Fire Safety Stick is there already making a difference and protecting people’s lives, possessions and businesses. We cover sectors including Homes, Cars, Motorsport, Touring, Commercial Vehicles, Marine, Agriculture, Equine, Trades and Outdoor.