Regulations and servicing of your extinguishers
This Regulations guide is only a brief introduction. For further information please refer to BS EN3 BS 5306 part 3 and 8, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
By law, employers must provide their staff with adequate means of tackling a fire in the workplace. There is also a legal obligation for a competent person to annually service the fire extinguishers to standard BS 5306 part 3. In addition, all fire extinguishers must be maintained in working order and in good repair in between the services. This means that workplaces must also ensure that they carry out their own checks, at least monthly.
Monthly visual inspection
Check for any sign of tampering. This may be missing or broken tamper tags or pins
Extended service (Discharge and Refill) generally involves carrying out a test discharge on the fire ...
A 'competent person' is defined by the British Standard as: 'a person with the necessary training and experience ...
Extinguisher wall signs
Each extinguisher must be accompanied by appropriate fire extinguisher wall signage
During a basic annual service, the fire extinguisher technician carries out various procedures on the fire ...
All fire extinguishers should, where possible, be wall mounted on a suitable bracket or placed on a ...