Fire Safety Services – Environmental Policy
Fire Safety Services (UK) Ltd is committed to protecting and enhancing local and global environments by ensuring that operations are carried out in a sustainable way. We take green responsibilities very seriously and are active in promoting environmentally responsible business ethics.
Fire Safety Services works closely with suppliers and customers to achieve a high level of performance against our Environmental and Sustainability Policy, with the aim of reducing our carbon footprint and fuel use. Compliance with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) ensures we meet the many regulatory requirements that help to reduce the environmental impact of the business.
We have our Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Certificate issued by the FIA.
Here are some of the ways in which we protect the environment:
Sustainable purchasing strategy:
We use suppliers that offer a range of products rather than buying individual products from several suppliers. We work with our supply chain to reduce vehicle travel, packaging and manpower, which, in turn, reduce the environmental impact of the business.
Safe product disposal:
Wherever possible, Fire Safety Services recycles the waste it creates to ensure that the environmental impact of the business is minimised. We work with manufacturers and / or their agents to ensure that waste is dealt with in the most environmentally friendly way.
Eco-friendly fleet supply to reduce emissions:
We have a fleet supply agreement with Vauxhall to purchase vehicles from its Ecoflex range, which offers fuel-efficient vehicles with carbon dioxide emissions under 160g/km.
Fleet driver training for efficient vehicle operation:
Since 2007, Fire Safety Services has assessed and monitored its drivers to ensure safe and efficient driving. This policy has resulted in a reduction in emissions and increased fuel efficiency.
Smartnav satellite navigation systems fitted to all service vehicles:
This system routes drivers to their destination and provides ‘live’ updates to ensure congestion is avoided. Along with reducing emissions and fuel use, these devices improve driver productivity by providing stress-free journeys for our service team.
A licensed waste carrier:
Some fire extinguisher contents are harmful to the environment and the law prohibits discharge of certain extinguishers to groundwater. Wherever possible, Fire Safety Services works with clients to replace these extinguishers with environmentally friendly alternatives to reduce the impact on the environment. Any unserviceable fire extinguishers are removed from clients’ premises for waste disposal.
Fire extinguishers harmful to the environment:
Foam, Water with Additive and Wet Chemical (F Class) extinguisher contents are harmful to the environment and cannot be discharged to groundwater under the Groundwater Regulations 1998, The Water Resources Act 1991, The Water Industry Act 1991, The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act) 1989/Controlled waste (Registration of Carriers & Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991, and need to be disposed of safely.
Working closely with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) ensures we are compliant with the many regulatory requirements and helps to reduce the environmental impact of the business.
Here are some useful links below:
Environmental Guidance on Fire Extinguishers
- Environmental guidance – ‘F’ Class fire extinguishers
- Environmental guidance – Fire fighting powders and powder fire extinguishers
- Environmental guidance – Foam fire extinguishers
- Environmental guidance – Disposal of fire extinguisher contents to the public sewer
Design and Materials
- Environmental Fact File: Control of Ozone Depleting Substances
- Sustainable Driving Article from Focus 24
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