It is important that portable fire extinguishers are maintained to a quality standard to ensure they are always read to be used in the event of a fire. Fire extinguishers are a safety provision which can often be overlooked, but it is the first thing you would look for if a small fire broke out in your building. It is crucial that your extinguishers are serviced and maintained on a regular basis to ensure your building is ready with the correct provisions in the event of an emergency. Spire Security can service and maintain your extinguishers in compliance with safety regulations. It is recommended that you follow a structured servicing plan which we can put together to suit the type of extinguishers you have in your building.
A visual inspection should be carried out and recorded on a monthly basis. This inspection should cover:
The location of the extinguisher
Visibility of the extinguisher
Operating Instructions – are they easy to read?
Condition – Has it been used and are there any obvious damaged or missing parts
Pressure – is the pressure within safe operating limits
Tamper seals – have these been broken
Extended servicing should be carried out either every 5 years or 10 years, depending on the type of extinguisher. This involves completely discharging the extinguisher and checking for internal corrosion, refilling and pressurising. This can be performed by the team at Spire Security.