A fire extinguisher is a first attack tool for extinguishing a small fire. So it is important that it works, is fully operational and safe to use.
In Australia, fire extinguishers are installed as per AS2444 throughout all commercial, public and multi-occupancy residential buildings. Under AS1851-2012 Section 10, routine servicing is required with fire extinguishers to be inspected every six months for accessibility to each extinguisher and to check for damage and loss of pressure.
Is my fire extinguisher compliant?
There are several regulations that need to be adhered to when ensuring compliancy. Signs need to accompany each fire extinguisher so they can be easily identified, the extinguisher must be readily accessible and in its assigned location, the pressure indicator must be legible, and registering within the operable range. Alongside all six-monthly and yearly service activities, fire extinguishers are required to have a pressure tests carried out on the cylinder on a 5 yearly basis.
In addition to pressure testing, the fire extinguisher is also refilled. For most types of fire extinguishers, the economical alternative is to replace all fire extinguishers that are due for their 5 yearly pressure testing.
Essential Safety Solutions can ensure your fire extinguishers meet all the necessary requirements. When we complete our inspection, you will be provided with service report for your records that includes a pass or fail test result for each asset.
Is the fire extinguisher I have installed fit for purpose?
There are 5 main types of fire extinguishers in Australia – Water, Foam, Dry Powder, CO2 and Wet Chemical. The various types of fire extinguishers put out fires started with different types of fuel – these are called ‘classes’ of fire. The fire risk from the different classes of fire in your business premises or building will determine which fire extinguisher types you need
The type of extinguisher to be installed in a particular situation can be determined by carrying out a fire risk assessment. It is important to have the right types of fire extinguishers installed or you may not meet current regulations.
Essential Safety Solutions can provide you with advice regarding the type of fire extinguisher that is best suited to your workplace or building, and where the fire extinguisher should be installed. We will equip you with the information you need to ensure you’re reaching for the correct type when it counts.
We also stock a range of fire extinguishers for sale to provide you with a convenient one-stop-shop service.
Call Essential Safety Solutions today
Whether you need advice on the installation of the correct type of fire extinguisher, or require routine servicing, the team at Essential Safety Solutions can help. Backed by many years of experience in the industry, you can count on us to provide a service in line with the latest standards – and your needs and budget!
For more information regarding our fire extinguisher services, get in touch today by calling 1300 151 056 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org