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MED Approved Fire Extinguishers

All equipment supplied for use in marine environments such as ships, ferries, oil rigs etc., has to carry MED approval.  And fire extinguishers are no exception!

The Marine Equipment Directive (MED) is a Council Directive published in December 1996.  Approval to this directive involves tests which ensure that the equipment will be able to handle the harsh environments out at sea.  Once the tests have been passed, the product can boast the famous Shipswheel logo.

The Marine Equipment Directive (MED) is a piece of legislation written by the European Commission to ensure the quality of marine equipment placed onboard European Flagged Ships. The aim of the Directive is to increase marine safety and reduce the risk of marine pollution. Directive 2014/90/EU stipulates that marine equipment to be installed on new or existing ships shall be approved to, and bear the MED mark of conformity, the “Wheel Mark”.