Fire extinguisher ADR regulations for HGV

Here at Hydro Fire we are being asked the question a lot recently about the requirement for fire extinguishers for heavy goods vehicles under the ADR regulations.

Size of vehicle- More than 7.5 tonnes- 12 kg of dry powder that must include 1 x 2kg powder for the cab/engine and 1 x extinguisher with a minimum capacity of 6kg. Therefore the options could be 1 x 2kg powder and 2 x 6kg powder or 1 x 3kg powder and 1 x 9kg powder.

Size of vehicle- 3.5 tonnes-7.5 tonnes-8kg of dry powder that must include 1 x 2kg powder for cab engine and 1 x extinguisher with a minimum capacity of 6kg.

Size of vehicle-up to 3.5 tonnes- 4kg of dry powder that must include 1 x 2kg powder for cab engine, we would advise 2 x 2kg dry powder.

The fire extinguishers should be kitemarked to EN3, serviced to national standards and include the next service date in month and year format. They should also be installed so they are easily accessible and protected against the adverse effects of weather.

Hydro Fire realise the importance of ensuring your business activities are not disrupted in any way so work with the customers on a bespoke basis ie evening or weekend fire extinguisher inspection of the equipment to avoid any disruption.

The HGV fire inspection can take place in and around Yorkshire, Humberside and Lacashire areas with local engineers based in the following areas ;

Fire extinguisher service for HGV avalable in and around the following areas ; Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, York, Harrogate, Hull, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Sheffield , Doncaster, Rotherham, Keighley, Oldham, Rochdale and Manchester.

If you require any further information you can contact us either through the website at , via email or freephone 0808 1443934

Fire Door Inspection

Hydro Fire Ltd would like to welcome Steve to the team of fire protection specialists who as over 20 years experience within the idustry. The actual performance of an installed fire door can vary significantly due to a wide variety of factors, including the door, frame, hardware, intumescent strips and smoke seals. The fire door inspection includes checking items such as alignment, opening and closing devices, signage and intumescent seals. If you would like an inspection or require fire door remedial work contact

Fire extinguisher rental

Hydro Fire would like to wish the best of luck to The Beacons Music Festival this weekend in which we will be providing the fire extinguisher hire for the weekend. Lets hope the good weather that we have been having recentley holds out and all goes well. With festivals becoming more and more popular here at Hydro Fire we have been providing fire extinguishers for a record number of events this year from  rallies at Newby Hall for the National Farmers Union to village fetes like the one held in Huby recentley. We can provide fire extinguisher hire to any of the Yorkhire areas including fire extinguishers Leeds,fire extinguishers Bradford, fire extinguishers Wakefield, fire extinguishers Sheffield and fire extinguishers in the Huddersfield areas. We also sell Fire extinguishers and refill any type of fire extinguisher regardless of type ie powder, foam, water or co2 or regardless of manufacting Company ie Chubb, Nu-Swift, Thomas Glover etc. As well as fire extinguishers Hydro Fire as a Company offer the complete firew protection package including fire alarm supply and service, emergency lighting supply and service, fire signage, fire training and fire risk assessment. If you require any details do not hesitate to contact Hydro Fire Ltd on freephone 0808 144 3934.


With spring just around the corner, the days getting longer and the summer season of festivals about to begin why not give us a call about extinguisher hire for your special event. Quote Glastonbury 2013 and we will beat your best price for extinguisher hire by 10%.


Hydro Fire Ltd are now offering a winter discount of 25% for fire extinguisher fire awareness training on site for the following areas Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax and Wakefield. Quote FT25

Additionally we are also we are offering 25% discount for fire risk assessment for Wakefield including Castleford, Pontefract, Dewsbury and all surrounding areas Bradford including Bingley, Keighley, Shipley, Brighouse and all surrounding areas Leeds including Wetherby, Otley, Hunslet, Pudsey and all surrounding areas


Hydro Fire Ltd would like to announce as part of our support for Help For Heroes Day which will be on 28/09/2012 that anyone quoting H4H on that day for any new work done by Hydro Fire on fire extinguisher servicing and inspection within the Yorkshire areas including Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, York, Sheffield, Doncaster, Harrogate and Keighley that the cost of the work done, rather than pay Hydro Fire Ltd, the money will be donated to the Help For Heroes Charity. All the best to all our lads and lasses wherever you are from Hydro Fire Ltd, Yorkhire.

Fire extinguisher rental

Hydro Fire are now offering a full range of fire extinguishers for short or long term hire. Water, foam, powder or co2 fire extinguishers are all available. With the summer season of music festivals coming up why not take advantage of this great offer. Costs are £5.80 per extinguisher for the first day and £3.00 per day thereafter. Also available are long term hire on a full range of fire equipment at £39.00 each per year fully inclusive of annual maintenance. All prices are exclusive of vat. Contact Hydro Fire for more details.



Dorgard promotion

Dorgard fire door retainer is the safe, legal solution for holding open fire doors. Dorgard releases the fire door upon the fire alarm sounding, no wiring required. We have just 28 of these left in stock and they are just £95.00 plus vat fitted for the following postcoded areas; Leeds all LS postcodes, Wakefield all WF post codes, Bradford all BD postcodes, Harrogate all HG postcodes, Sheffield and Barnsley all S postcodes, Hull all HU postcodes and York all YO postcodes. Hurry while stocks last !!!!