Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Fire Extinguisher Regulations state that extinguishers must be serviced annually by a competent person. Again, this means someone with the relevant BAFE (or equivalent) qualifications.
The extinguisher will be checked to make sure it is in date, in visibly good condition, has the correct weight/pressure, the pin works and is in place, hose in good working order, instructions legible. MD Bro’s offer Fire Extinguisher Servicing in Gloucestershire and the South West.
Call us on 01452 645073 for your no obligation consultation.
Once the service is complete you can replace, and or bring extinguishers in to good working order to ensure you are compliant with all relevant regulations.
Fire Extinguisher Compliance
How do I know if my extinguishers are compliant?
You can check to see if your extinguishers are compliant. To do so you will need to be able to demonstrate that your extinguishers have been serviced, you can do so by checking the following
- There is a label on the extinguisher which says the date and time of the service, plus when the next service is due. It should also say if the extinguisher was refilled, or needs replacing. If it does need replacing you should do this promptly and have the extinguisher commissioned as explained above
- There should be and “anti-tamper tag” to prevent the pin being pulled out accidently
- The O-ring will have been replaced, making sure the extinguisher is airtight
- You have an in date service certificate from a qualified individual or organisation
Uk Fire regulations recommend that extinguishers should be replaced every five years. CO2 Extinguishers should be replaced every 10 years. The exception is if the Extinguisher is used, damaged or otherwise unsafe to be used in which case it should be replaced straight away.
Fire Extinguishers Installation
Where should Fire Extinguishers be located?
The “standard Pair” water-based and CO2 Fire Extinguishers should usually be placed at Fire- Alarm Call points, entrances and exits.
In situations where you have a very large premises, and a number more entrances, exits and call-points than you do extinguishers, then the 30m rule applies.
The 30m rule comes from the current UK British standards (BS5306) and states that you should be no more than 30m from the appropriate extinguisher on any given level of your premises.
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If you have any questions about the above information, or you would like us to provide a completely free Portable Fire Extinguisher Maintenance quote, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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