Chubb Fire has the widest range of approvals on all products and services, and operates an ISO 9001:2000 registered quality management system to give customers peace of mind that our components and finished products are rigorously tested and inspected to guarantee you the highest quality performance and reliability.
The Kitemark on a portable fire extinguisher provides a visible endorsement by the British Standards Institution, the UK national standards body, of a manufacturer's commitment to quality.
Manufactuers are required to submit the extinguishers to rigorous examination and testing by the BSI to ensure consistent quality in production.
Samples are taken from production and are submitted by the manufacturer to BSI for type testing to confirm full compliance with the material, design and construction, functional, dimensional and marking requirements specified in the standard. Assessment of the manufacturer's quality management systems is carried out by a BSI Quality Assessor.
As of May 2002 all fire extinguishers which operate under pressure have to be manufactured to the requirements of the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED). In response to this Directive, Chubb Fire led the way in being the first UK manufacturer of fire extinguishers to achieve the required standard. As a result, the CE mark now appears on all our extinguishers, recognising and reinforcing the fact that they are safe.
Five Year Guarantee
We have sufficient confidence in our products to back them with a five year guarantee. This means that if any extinguisher becomes defective due to faulty materials of workmanship within five years from the date the extinguisher first went in to service, we will repair or, at our option, replace it free of charge. This is provided that the extinguisher is serviced from new in accordance with BS 5306: Pt 3 under a Chubb Fire Maintenance agreement. This guarantee does not cover defects caused by accident, misuse, neglect or unsuitable environmental conditions and excludes service items such as safety pins, 0 rings, seals and refills.
Chubb Fire are also active members of the following trade associations. All the following Trade Associations promote, encourage and insist on the highest service levels from their members.