Do you own or operate a business? Did you know that you have a responsibility to install and maintain fire protection equipment in your building? Ask our fire safety team to take care of your next fire extinguisher check today. In the meantime, you can use this handy fire extinguisher checklist to manage your devices and take control of your fire safety needs.
Fire Extinguisher Checklist for Businesses
Stay on top of your statutory testing requirements by developing a checklist for each piece of your fire protection equipment. We’ve included some examples of what you should include below. Remember that your business is unique and you can change/adapt this list to suit your needs.
Checklist for management of extinguisher maintenance:
- appoint a member of staff as your OHS manager
- contact inspection professionals
- map out where your extinguishers are located in the building
- professional inspection conducted
- inspection report received and saved on file for future reference
- booked appointment for next inspection
There are a number of things you can do as an extra precaution (independent of professional inspection services).
Internal fire extinguisher checklist for additional safety:
- double check that your extinguisher location and installation have occurred in accordance with local legislation
- perform monthly accessibility checks to make sure your extinguisher is visible, unobstructed, and has not been removed from its designated location
- do a visual scan for any obvious damage
- check the service tag to verify that a professional has assessed the device
If you identify any issues during your monthly checks, contact Jim’s Fire Safety immediately on 131 546.
Our Fire Extinguisher Checklist
At Jim’s Fire Safety, we have developed our own checklist in accordance with the current Australian safety standards. Every time we inspect a device, we work through our list and assign a pass or fail result. We’ll also make a note of the model of your extinguisher, the date of testing, and record any additional comments.
Take a look at the following example of our checklist for a 9Kg dry powder fire extinguisher.
As you can see, we have a number of technical checks we administer as part of a 6 monthly service. Depending on your environment and the last time your extinguisher was inspected, there may be additional items on our checklist.
To view a full copy of our test report, click here.
Fire Extinguisher Inspection
At Jim’s Fire Safety, we are fire equipment inspection professionals. If you have any questions about how to manage fire protection in your building, or how to develop a fire safety management plan, contact us today. We can help you maintain all the equipment in your building in accordance with local legislation.
The required fire extinguisher testing frequency in Australia is at least once every 6 months. This time frame may change based on the nature of your business, so please contact us for more business specific information.
After we’ve completed an inspection, we’ll provide you a copy of our report so you’ll be able to see the details of every test we conduct. We’ll keep a copy of this report on file in case you need to refer to it in the future. After that, we’ll put your details in our system and send you out a reminder when your next test is due.
Call us now on 131 546 for a free quote or more information about our services.