Fire extinguishers must be regularly inspected and serviced to ensure that they are in the correct locations, have not been damaged, and are fully operational.
If fire extinguishers aren’t maintained correctly, they will not work when needed in an emergency. This scenario could result in a loss of life, and expose business owners and employers under corporate liability criminal law.
A fire warden or responsible person can carry out these checks. However, to ensure that your portable fire appliances are in serviceable condition, they must be inspected by a competent person that will check to see if the fire extinguishers have dropped in pressure or been discharged.
At Clearview, we follow the British Standard for the maintenance of portable fire extinguishers manufacturers, BS 5306-3: 2017. As a result, you can be confident that your extinguishers are maintained to a high standard and fully compliant. In addition, we can provide guidance on the following:
- Basic service
- Extended service
- Overhaul procedures