Fire Extinguisher Inspection & Maintenance
Fire extinguishers in all commercial buildings (offices, retail stores, warehouses, schools, universities, theatres etc.) and multi-occupancy residential buildings all need to be regularly inspected and tested. The inspection, test and maintenance regime for fire extinguishers is specified in the Australian Standard AS 1851 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
Have you just started a new business and want to make sure you are compliant and have all the correct fire equipment?
Moving into a new or old warehouse? Do you have the right fire equipment?
Make sure you have the correct fire equipment for YOUR business, not the business that was there before you!
Our Fire Services
Fire extinguisher inspection and maintenance is required every 6 months. Signs are required at every fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers need to be mounted at the correct height. Fire extinguishers must be hydrostatically pressure tested and recharged every five years.
We can look after all this for you and provide a digital compliance report for your records.
There are many reasons to use us for your next required regular inspections of Fire extinguishers, Fire blankets, Fire doors, Smoke doors, Hydrants and Fire hose reels:
- Certificate II in Fire Asset Management.
- FPAS accredited.
- All work is completed in accordance with Australian Standard 1851 20012 and WHS requirements.
- Current police background check and carries a Working with children card.
- We sign into every job and check in with your staff so you know when we are on site.
- We are insured.
We Sell & Install Extinguishers Too!
Yes, we sell and install Fire Extinguishers, and also offer a drop off service. Check out our online shop!
Need a Fire Extinguisher, Not sure what type?
Many customers are unaware that there are different types of Fire Extinguishers suitable for different fuel sources or different types of fire.
These different fire extinguishers include Water extinguishers, Powder extinguishers, Foam Extinguishers, CO2 Extinguishers and Wet Chemical extinguishers.
It is very important to select the fire extinguisher most suitable for its location. In other words, select a fire extinguisher suitable for the fuel source or the type of fire most likely to occur in that location. For example, in my garage I keep an ABE powder type. In the kitchen I have a fire blanket and a wet chemical extinguisher. If you store a lot of fuel you may want to consider a foam extinguisher nearby. Many farmers keep a water extinguisher handy for fighting a grass fire.
Sometimes it is dangerous to use just any fire extinguisher on a particular type of fire. For example, you would not want to use a water extinguisher on an electrical fire because water conducts electricity. NEVER use water on suspected electrical fire!
A General Guide for Types of Extinguishers and the source of Fire.
Water Extinguisher — Paper and wood fires.
ABE Powder Extinguishers — Flammable Gas or liquid fires plus Paper & wood and electrical fires.
CO2 Extinguishers — Electrical Fires
Foam Extinguishers — Flammable Liquid fires plus paper & wood fires
Wet Chemical Extinguishers — Cooking fat & oil fires plus paper & wood fires
Fire Blankets — Cooking oils & fat fires
How Often to Inspect & Test Fire Equipment?
For those responsible for workplaces, there are strict requirements for the maintenance of essential services such as fire safety equipment. Responsibilities include maintaining fire equipment to specific standards, keeping all maintenance records on fire equipment and completing necessary compliance reports.
The following are the requirements for fire equipment testing intervals.
FIRE HOSE REEL:
Fire hose reel systems are inspected and tested in accordance with AS1851 section 14 on a six-monthly basis.
PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Portable fire extinguishers are inspected and tested in accordance with AS1851 Section 15 on a SIX-MONTHLY basis. Additionally, five years pressure testing is required, plus recharging when a fire extinguisher is discharged.
PORTABLE FIRE BLANKETS
Portable fire blankets are inspected in accordance with AS1851 Section 16 on a six-monthly basis.
Fire dampers are inspected and tested in accordance with AS1851 Section 17 on a six-monthly basis.
Fire doors are inspected annually and tested in accordance with AS1851 Section 17 on a three-monthly basis.
FIRE WALLS & BARRIERS / SEPARATIONS
Fire walls barriers are inspected and tested in accordance with AS1851 Section 17 on a six-monthly basis.