When you are responsible for maintaining a building, there is a lot of responsibility for the safety of those who use the premises. This, of course, includes ensuring the fire safety equipment is working as it should, including its regular maintenance and servicing.
So, how often should fire extinguishers be serviced? Health and safety advice states that your fire extinguisher maintenance should be conducted annually to ensure that they are working as they should do, should a fire break out. It is also vital that your fire extinguisher maintenance is carried out by a BAFE certified professional – such as the team at Total Safe.
In addition to carrying out all the relevant and necessary checks, our team will then fit a label on the extinguishers, stating the date, engineer’s name, weight of the extinguisher and also the date of the next services. We are also happy to speak to a member of your team on what to do / look out for so they can carry out monthly checks on the extinguishers.
When we carry out your fire extinguisher maintenance and servicing, our engineers check:
The condition of the extinguisher;
Has it expired/is it due to expire soon?
The condition of the pin and hose;
Are the instructions clear?
Is it the correct weight and pressure?