Fire Extinguisher Servicing Guide

To comply with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, portable fire extinguishers shall be maintained/serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s service and maintenance instructions to a standard not less the recommended in BS 5306: Part 3: 2003.

 

Commission Servicing (New Fire Extinguishers)

The commission servicing of a new fire extinguisher should be carried out upon removal from its packaging and transit protection, and immediately prior to placing in its designated place, the extinguisher should undergo the sequence of commissioning service actions as described in British Standards 5306-3 Annex B, taking into account the safety precautions given in Annex C.

Simple terms: Even a brand new fire extinguisher must be serviced upon installation.

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Annual Fire Extinguisher Servicing

It is required that fire extinguisher servicing must be carried out annually (or more recent for high risk locations) to British Standards 5306: Part 3.

Simple terms: Fire extinguishers must be serviced every 12 months.

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(Installing un-serviced fire extinguishers is classed as a breach of The Regulatory Fire Reform (Safety) Order 2005, may lead to prosecution, a large fine and void your insurance)

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