A guide to Fire Extinguisher servicing

Fire extinguishers that are not serviced on an annual basis to the standards required are no longer considered compliant.

As a business owner, it’s your legal obligation to make sure you’ve got an up-to-date Fire Risk Assessment, the right number and type of fire extinguishers in place, and an up to date fire logbook of your Fire Extinguisher Servicing.

Once you’ve had all your fire extinguishers inspected and serviced by us, we’ll issue you with a certificate – this will provide proof of your compliance with safety legislation and regulations and may be requested by your property’s insurance provider.

To keep in line with British Standards, an extended service – otherwise known as discharge testing – should also be carried out at stipulated intervals. This should check for levels on:

  • Water, foam, dry powder or wet chemicals – every 5 years
  • CO2 – every 10 years

What types of fire extinguishers do I need?

There are several different types of fire extinguishers available, and each has a different use. Simply put, the equipment and materials in your business’ premises will determine which type(s) of fire extinguisher you need. Contact us today to arrange your Fire Extinguisher Assessment.

What does a monthly visual inspection cover?

You should carry out – and record – monthly visual inspections to answer questions like:

  • Are your fire extinguishers in their correct location and clearly visible?
  • Are operating instructions facing outwards and legible?
  • Has the condition of the fire extinguisher changed through use, damage or missing parts?
  • Has the extinguisher’s pressure changed and is it within safe operating limits?
  • Have tamper seals been broken or removed?



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If you have a question about the Fire Extinguisher Servicing for your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice from our experienced team.