Fire Extinguisher Servicing

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.