Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Covering all of Scotland.

Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Fire Extinguisher Servicing

Fire extinguishers are an essential part of your Fire Risk reduction plan. All Fire extinguishers in use in the UK should be manufactured in accordance with the recommendations contained within British Standard 5306. The standard also gives guidance on the frequency and method of servicing and who is qualified carry out that servicing. 

It’s important that your fire extinguishers are serviced regularly for you to feel confident that they will operate effectively if they are ever required.

Your fire extinguishers should be serviced by a competent person and if you employ someone to do the work, they should have no problem proving their competence.

All our Fire Extinguisher service technicians have attended a comprehensive technician training course and are in possession of a current BAFE issued certificate.

Fire Extinguisher Servicing

What Our Fire Extinguisher Basic Service Includes

All Fire Extinguishers should be serviced annually.

Depending on the type of fire extinguisher you have, our engineers will generally carry out the following:

A visual inspection of the extinguisher body and mechanisms looking for excessive wear or damage.

Functional test of any pressure gauges fitted and a check of safety devices, valves, and operating mechanisms

Check for loss of pressure and weight compared to previous service visit and installation weight.

Following servicing we will always attach a seal on every extinguisher which, if intact will give you peace of mind that the extinguisher has not been tampered with

After 10 years any Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers should have a full overhaul carried out due to their high operating pressures and all other extinguishers should have an extended service or be replaced after 5 years.

After this service has taken place, you will then be expected to carry out regular monthly checks to ensure that the extinguisher is in good working order. A monthly check should take no time at all, as all you will have to do is check the overall condition of the fire extinguisher, its current pressure gauge and its headcap pin and seal, feel free to contact us if you need any help checking your fire extinguishers monthly.