Fire Prevention Compliance

Know your Statutory Obligations for fire prevention

Aqua Fire Prevention can guarantee that your fire extinguishers will comply with current fire safety Regulations and Standards upon completion of works.

The Health and Safety Authority requires you to comply with the following;

Fire Services Act 1981-2003

Fire-fighting equipment must be in place for employees to use, without exposing themselves to danger, to extinguish a fire in its early stages. The equipment must be suitable to the risks and appropriate staff will need training and instruction in its proper use.” 


Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 

As an employer you are legally required to carry out a risk assessment and implement measures for fire prevention, fire detection and warning, emergency escape and fire-fighting equipment.  


The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 also requires that training is provided by employers to ensure the safety of employees against the dangers that may affect them, including fire. 

Maintaining a fire safety register for all business premises is also a legal requirement under this act.


Irish Standard IS 291: 2015 Fire Extinguishers 

Fire Equipment must be serviced annually by a competent person qualified to do so.  

All fire extinguishers have a finite useful life of 10 years. 

Suitable fire safety signage must be fitted to accompany all fire-fighting equipment. 

Neck rings must be fitted to all fire extinguishers which have been discharged and refilled

All reports and certificates issued must meet a minimum standard per IS 291. 

Service Labels must be attached to all fire equipment providing comprehensive information.

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and Irish Standard IS 291: 2015 Fire Extinguishers

As not all fires are the same, it is important to understand the different classes of fire and what fire extinguishers are best on certain fires.

Water (Class A type fire ONLY)

Water fire extinguishers are used only on Class A type of fires and are suitable for fighting fires involving solid combustibles such as wood, paper and textiles.

Foam Extinguishers (aka “A Triple F”)

They can be used on both Class A and Class B fires containing materials such as wood, paper and other solid combustibles as well as flammable liquids including petrol and spirits.

Carbon Dioxide (Co2 Extinguishers) – Class B & Electrical Equipment

CO2 fire extinguishers are used on electrical equipment such as computers and generators. They can also be used for extinguishing Class B type fires such as flammable liquids e.g., petrol etc.

ABC Multi-Purpose Dry Powder Extinguishers Class A, B, C and Electrical Equipment

Dry powder is a multi-purpose extinguisher.

A dry powder fire extinguisher is also known as an ABC unit because it can tackle Class A, B and C fires.

Wet Chemical Extinguishers – Class A & F

Wet chemical fire extinguishers are recommended for use on fires involving cooking oils and deep-fat fryers. They should be fitted in all kitchens with those risks.

Automatic Fire Extinguisher

Our Automatic Extinguishers are available in both 6kg and 9kg sizes, with an operating temperature of 79° C.

High-grade powder gives a strong performance and rapid discharge and fire suppression, ideal for unmanned enclosures such as plant rooms, boiler houses, forklift chargers and stores.

Jim Carraher,
Engineering Maintenance Manager, RTÉ

Aqua Fire has been our service provider for many years. In that time we have found them reliable, honest and trustworthy with excellent technical knowledge and ability, and all works completed to the highest standard.

Steve Kelly
SHE Advisor, William Grant & Sons Irish brands

I was very happy with all my dealings with you. You did what you promised in a timely and efficient manner with regular communication and a keen interest in making sure we are legally compliant. I was impressed with your technician's knowledge and willingness to help at all times. One of the best companies I've dealt with in a long time!

James Keaveney,
Facilities Manager, Peter Mark

We have been extremely happy using Aquafire in our branches nationwide. Their quality and standard of equipment and service is excellent. We look forward to working with them in the future for many more years.

Irene Summers,

Aqua Fire supply and maintain our fire equipment at all our Colleges/Schools/youth reach/adult Literacy & Training Centres throughout Dublin, 58 in total. They are very professional in their approach and always willing to assist our staff members. Their delivery schedules are always on time and CDETB are very satisfied with their service. We have no hesitation in recommending Aqua Fire Prevention Ltd.

Caroline O'Brien and Nuala Begley,
GM, Boyle Sports

You provide the company with a professional and efficient service and can always ensure a quick response when the need arises. All staff are pleasant and courteous at all times.