Most people don’t bother to have their extinguishers tested on a regular basis and then when its need the most, find it does not work correctly. Portable fire extinguishers are a first-attack fire-fighting appliance and are particularly effective for fire that is in an early stage of growth.
Fire extinguishers which comply with Australian Standards should be marked with a classification and rating, determined in accordance with AS/NZS 1850:1997, that indicates the class and size of the fire for which the extinguisher has been tested. Testing of fire extinguishers should be carried out every six months.
An extinguisher should be selected for its capacity to extinguish a perceived type and size of fire relevant to the identified risk. At SafePower Safety Systems our technicians will be able to determine if the correct fire extinguishers are placed in the correct locations of a building. We are able to carry out all tests associated with the above standard.
Once tests have been completed we will then provide:
Records: A maintenance record system shall be provided to the property owner or occupier to sequentially record the maintenance carried out on fire extinguishers.
Reporting: A report including any discrepancy found with the location, type, size, rating or identification mark during servicing shall be provided to the owner of the equipment in writing.