Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Why should extinguisher servicing be carried out?
Portable fire extinguishers and other portable fire fighting equipment such as fire blankets should be inspected and serviced regularly to ensure they will operate correctly in the event of fire. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that all fire safety equipment be "maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair”. Portable fire extinguishers should be serviced by a competent person in accordance with BS5306:3 -2009. As part of any service our engineers not only carry out the service to BS5306:3-2009 but they also check that the equipment is installed correctly in accordance with BS5306:8-2012.
How often should extinguishers be inspected, serviced and tested?
BS5306:3-2009 recommends that extinguishers are inspected, serviced and tested as set out below:
|Monthly Inspection by the customer||Annual service by Competent Person||5 yearly discharge test by Competent Person||10 yearly overhaul by Competent Person|
|Wet Chemical (Class F)|
|Carbon Dioxide (CO2)|
|Primary Sealed Dry Powder|
|Halon (Critical Uses Only)|
(Critical Uses) is a term defined in Annex VII of EC Regulation 2037/2000 for more information on halon and and its use, please contact us for further information.
M-Fire offer Service Agreements for Fire Extinguisher Servicing to take the hassle away from you. Once the Service Agreement is in place, we will contact you each time a service visit is due to be carried out to arrange a convenient time to attend.
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