A typical fire extinguisher will have an operable working life of approximately 10 years before it requires replacement.
In compliance with British Standard 5306, fire extinguishers must be inspected and relabelled by a professional every year.
The recommended minimum number of fire drills per year is one fire drill. Many companies choose to increase the safety and understanding of the building evacuation plan by holding quarterly fire drills.
Fire extinguishers can be discharged, pressure tested and then refilled, providing the used cylinder meets the requirements.
You are legally required to provide functioning fire extinguishers in your building to help protect your employees and the public. Fire extinguisher servicing guarantees that the fire fighting equipment in your building is in peak condition for its intended use.
This is the British safety standard that requires all fire extinguishers in public buildings require an annual service to ensure they operate when required.
You’ll gain peace of mind that your fire fighting equipment is in working order and you will be fulfilling your legal obligations as well as any insurance requirements.
If you have to provide extinguishers as part of planning laws to protect employees and the public, then you are also required to carry out annual servicing.
The engineer will clean, seal and label each fire extinguisher, as well as making sure it is suitable for its environment.
This will depend on the types of fire extinguisher on site and their locations. However, our engineers will always work with you to minimise any disruption to your working day.
You will receive a document detailing our visit and any recommendations made by the engineer. This is for your peace of mind and as proof to your insurer and local authority.
Yes. It is a legal requirement under BS5306.
If you would like more information about the different types of extinguisher available, or information about the extinguishers that are already on your site, please call our team. A professional member of our team will be happy to explain in detail over the phone.
The approximate life of a fire extinguisher is 10 years before it requires a controlled discharge, stretch test and refill. Factors affecting this shelf life are their location and ambient temperature.