The UK’s largest fitness operator, PureGym has chosen Britannia’s P50 fire extinguisher to protect its 200-plus gyms and more than a million members. P50 fire extinguisher Fast-expanding PureGym is installing our multi-use composite P50, the only extinguisher that needs no external servicing contract and can be maintained in-house by trained staff, in its new gyms, with a program to replace metal extinguishers in all its premises. PureGym is installing our multi-use composite P50, the only extinguisher that needs no external servicing contract Eliminating the process of ‘organizing and chasing’ external servicing was the driving force behind the decision to swap metal extinguishers for the P50 as well as the major savings the investment would bring. PureGym’s head of risk Malcolm Shevlin discovered the P50 and its special features at a presentation by a fire and rescue service. The fact that fewer P50 units were needed to replace metal extinguishers was also a big appeal. Effective Fire safety “On average we are installing half the number of P50 extinguishers compared to the old metal ones in our new sites or existing sites going through renewals of extinguishers,” Mr Shevlin said. The installation of hundreds of units across England and Scotland is running alongside the program to fit P50s across Heathrow Airport’s terminals. Heathrow chose the fire extinguisher because it fitted with its sustainability strategy to reduce its carbon footprint. PureGym’s investment comes at a time when sales of P50 are growing at 45% already this year, with three shifts running at our Norfolk factory and further growth predicted. Emergency rescue vehicles P50s are also in emergency vehicles, including ambulances" Britannia Fire’s Sales Director Andy Spence said, “The P50’s innovation and technology is in line with what the modern world demands. It is a made in the UK product. PureGym highlighted the in-house maintenance as the most important factor. For Heathrow, it was sustainability to help its strategy to lower its carbon footprint.” “P50s are also in emergency vehicles, including ambulances. The P50s were chosen for emergency vehicles to keep vehicles on the road. Servicing means emergency vehicles have to be taken out of action. For our marine and offshore market, it is the P50’s lack of corrosion that is a real sales trigger, as well as the cutting the servicing offshore.” High-quality equipment PureGym was launched in 2009 and pioneered the model for affordable, flexible and high-quality fitness clubs in the UK. Most of its sites are open 24 hours a day and offer a full range of high-quality equipment without the need to commit to a 12-month contract.
A fusion of the latest fire extinguisher technology and a substance used to combat chemical warfare will save acid attack victims from blindness and life-threatening burning. Manufacturer Britannia Fire’s revolutionary composite extinguisher, the P50, has been filled with a powder that neutralises toxic substances to create a life-saving device. A spray of FAST-ACT draws corrosive chemicals from a victim’s skin neutralizing corrosive liquids and vapours and the most destructive chemical warfare agents in less than two minutes. If used quickly enough, victims escape serious burning and scarring. The 2kg white version of the P50’s trademark red shell was made in response to the country’s soaring number of acid attacks. For Front-Line Emergency Teams The UK has one of the highest rates of acid and corrosive liquid muggings and punishment attacks. About 15 people a week are attacked with a corrosive substance, with London at the centre with recorded attacks increasing nearly three-fold. The extinguishers are filled with FAST-ACT powder for front-line emergency teams, venue security staff and first-aiders Made at the company’s Norfolk factory, the extinguishers are filled with FAST-ACT powder for front-line emergency teams, venue security staff and first-aiders to provide on-the-spot relief to victims. A spray of FAST-ACT powder quickly enough draws corrosive chemicals from skin neutralising corrosive liquids and vapours and the most destructive chemical warfare agents in less than two minutes. It is even effective on deadly novichok, the nerve agent that poisoned Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, last year. Multi-Layer Plastic Inner Cylinder Britannia Fire teamed up with Specialist Response Solutions (SRS) to create an innovative version of its award-winning P50. Inside its composite shell is a multi-layer plastic inner cylinder wrapped in Kevlar thread. Andy Spence, sales director for Norfolk-based Britannia Fire, said: “What is special about FAST-ACT is that eliminates the possibility of making the situation worse or more dangerous by applying the wrong substance. It neutralizes acid and can help prevent catastrophic lifelong injuries if used quickly enough. We were delighted to partner with SRS and produce a white P50, to accompany our red range.” Is Recyclable And Easy To Deploy Kim Godfrey, SRS director, said the cannisters could be carried on front-line vehicles for police, fire and rescue, the ambulance service and be fitted in publicly-accessed buildings, stadiums and any areas where hazardous chemicals are a potential threat. It is particularly effective for skin for acid attack because it draws by diffusion away from the skin" The P50 was chosen because it was easy to use, light, had a 20-year lifespan and needed no annual service contract. “The P50 emits FAST-ACT as a fine powder, is recyclable, easy to deploy and can be used wherever you want. It fits our decontamination products perfectly. FAST-ACT deals with any form of toxic liquid or vapour. It is particularly effective for skin for acid attack because it draws by diffusion away from the skin taking away the burning. It absorbs then neutralises it in less than two minutes depending on the type of chemical. It doesn’t stop burning but it reduces the extent. “Applying water to acid injuries creates an exothermic reaction creating more burning, and also pushes toxic chemicals into the skin by osmosis – the Wash-In effect.” Neutralize Toxic Liquids And Vapours The patented product is a nanocrystal with a huge surface area providing it with the characteristics to neutralize toxic liquids and vapours. Made of earth metals, FAST-ACT and any residue is non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-flammable and environmentally safe for disposal. FAST ACT has been available around the world for 17 years. It was first used by the military and throughout NATO, and is now supplied to the military, law enforcement and HAZMAT teams around the world.