Fire extinguishers must be serviced annually, in accordance with BS5306. Our certified engineers work to an automatic servicing schedule and follow the below procedures when carrying out a basic service on a fire extinguisher.
Safety pin present and securely fitted.
Examination of extinguisher body for damage or corrosion.
Examination of base for damage or corrosion.
On powder extinguishers listen to movement of powder by inverting.
Examination of operating instructions for legibility.
Weigh extinguisher and compare from last service.
External examination of head cap.
Pump gauge pressure test and calibration, affix year gauge dot.
Remove safety pin and check under the operating lever for damage.
Replace safety pin and affix anti tamper seal.
Remove the discharge hose/ horn or nozzle and check the ferrules/ nozzle/ connector and external condition, replace discharge pressure seal and check threads and bore of valve.
Check the discharge path is clear through the hose and wind back onto extinguisher head.
Wipe down extinguisher with cloth.
Record details on the service label, date, weight, condition and engineers identification.
Check condition of mounting bracket/ stand at the fire point.
Return the extinguisher to fire point.
All fire extinguishers are adequately identified with signage.
To arrange an annual fire extinguisher service please contact our service team, see contact details below.