The cost of servicing fire extinguishers in public buildings in more than 60 locations in Scotland ran into hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The organisation’s corporate fire safety manager had picked up a leaflet about the P50 on a training course.
He immediately saw the possibility for extensive savings. The P50’s 10-year guarantee and that they did not need refilling after five years like metal extinguishers was a major advantage.
Another appeal was that, after ten years, they can be refurbished and used for a further ten years.
He was convinced. Now, as extinguishers across the entire corporate estate come up for renewal, they are being replaced by P50s. As a result, the organisation is looking to save hundreds of thousands of pounds.