Fire extinguisher servicing

Regularly servicing your fire extinguishers is a core part of your fire protection system.

Why is fire extinguisher servicing needed?

Fire extinguishers are a vital part of your fire safety plan.  It is a legal requirement to keep them in good working order. Fire extinguishers are key to putting out fires before they get out of hand.  They need to work effectiviely in an emergency.  With professional servicing undertaken regularly, fire extinguishers can last a number of years before they need to be replaced.

How can Equiptest help me?

A service can be carried out on any brand or type of fire extinguisher. The service is carried out in accordance with BS:5306, part 3. Our service will include internal and external inspection of the extinguishers. It covers general servicing of the appliances, greasing and making free all working parts and triggering mechanisms and checking there is no corrosion.

The extinguisher will have a self-adhesive maintenance label affixed showing the date of inspection and next discharge date. We provide a certificate of inspection and conformity, which gives details of the number and type of extinguisher on site, and the parts used in carrying out the service.

How often do fire extinguishers need to be serviced?

All fire extinguishers need a detailed service performed by a professional once a year.  If you have multiple fire extinguishers on your premises it may be best to organise a servicing plan to make sure you are meeting your legal requirements.

It is important that you check your fire extinguisher regularly.  If you notice an extinguisher is damaged in any way, the pressure gauge needle is not in the green zone, the anti tamper seal is broken or the testing label or instructions are missing, the extinguisher needs to be serviced immediately.  

Do your fire extinguishers need servicing?

It is imperative that your fire extinguishers are in good working order.  Contact us to find out how we can help you.  Based in Bristol we cover the whole of the UK.