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Which Car or Vehicle Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?

Which Car or Vehicle Fire Extinguisher you need depends on the type of car and use. For examples, see the table below. 
Most of our car and vehicle fire extinguishers are supplied with a mounting bracket, are kitemarked and accredited to EN3, and certified to British Standards.

      Car Safety Kit for Company Cars Car Safety Kit with Fire Extinguisher

British Standard first aid kit and vehicle fire extinguisher

Company Cars: Companies should carry out a Health & Safety assessment to verify the need to carry a fire extinguisher in company cars. Small cars should carry a dry powder extinguisher of at least 600g capacity. Product: M900

Vans and small commercial vehicles should carry a 2kg ABC dry powder extinguisher: M921Commercial vehicles used in the carriage of dangerous goods (CDG) require ABC type fire extinguishers, the capacity of which varies according to the load of the vehicle.

  First Aid Kit and Extinguisher for Taxis

                       Taxi Safety Kit

Taxis: A taxi or minicab should probably carry a 1kg ABC dry powder extinguisher: M920. Taxis and PHVs (private hire vehicles or minicabs) are required by law to carry first aid kits and fire extinguishers. The type and capacity of the vehicle fire extinguisher varies with the local licensing authority. 

Passenger Carrying Vehicles (Minibuses): If a vehicle is capable of carrying nine or more passengers it is classed as a PSV (passenger service vehicle).  PSVs should carry a 2l AFFF Foam extinguisher: M922. It is mandatory for PSVs to carry fire extinguishers.

Recommended Car Fire Safety Kit Solutions 

Private Cars: There is currently no UK legislation requiring private cars to carry fire extinguishers, nevertheless, we believe it is prudent to carry a small fire extinguisher in your car. A small dry powder extinguisher would be ideal;  0.6lt M900.


Kindly note: please keep your sales receipt as this in effect is your commisioning date for the extinguisher(s).

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