The maintenance and servicing of fire extinguishers is extremely important. Not only is it a legal requirement but as extinguishers play such a crucial part in putting fires out before they get out of hand, it’s vital that they work as and when they are needed.
The British Standards,. which provide guidelines for fire safety in the workplace, state that annual maintenance of fire protection equipment, including fire extinguishers must be carried out by a competent person. See details here.
What’s more, if you ensure that your fire extinguishers are serviced and maintained on a regular basis, they should last for many years years before they will need replacing.
When your fire extinguishers have been installed, the engineer should provide you with a maintenance plan which shows how often the equipment should be maintained. In short, the recommended frequency is as follows:
The reasons for these stages of servicing are as follows:
Peace of mind is important, particularly when dealing with the threat of fire which is why the proper maintenance of all extinguishers on your premises is essential.
Fire safety equipment companies, like Hartson Fire, offer fire extinguisher maintenance plans, which are the most sensible and cost effective option, particularly if you have multiple fire extinguishers on site.
We also run reports for our clients which show when servicing and maintenance inspections are due so you don’t need to think about this yourself. However, if you have any concerns that your fire extinguishers may not be in full working order, you should call your equipment service provider immediately.
To find out more about Hartson Fire’s servicing options click here or call a member of our team on the number below: