Fire extinguishers are your first point of defence when dealing with a fire hazard. Over 90% of all fires are controlled or extinguished with a portable fire extinguisher. Completing a fire extinguisher check at regular intervals will save lives. Jim’s fire extinguisher testing team will ensure that your fire extinguishers are in working order and provide essential protection against future fire risk.
In Australia, there are several different types of fire extinguishers. Each extinguisher has its own purpose and contains unique contents designed to smother different fires. At Jim’s Fire Safety, our expert fire extinguisher servicing technicians are familiar with each type of extinguisher as well as how often they need to be tested.
All businesses have a responsibility to protect their employees. Proving your staff with maintained fire protection equipment will ensure they have the best chance of avoiding harm in an emergency. Minimise damage to your property and remain compliant with national workplace safety standards. The servicing of fire extinguisher devices must be conducted by an experienced technician.
How often do I need fire extinguisher maintenance?
According to the AS1851, fire extinguisher test and refill services should occur at the following intervals:
- All portable and wheeled fire extinguishers need to be tested every 6 months.
- Pressure testing and refills should be carried out at least once every 5 years.
Records of the tests and their dates should be kept on the metal tag attached to each extinguisher. The fire extinguisher tag should only be distributed by a trained individual. Our technicians are supported by our membership with the Fire Protection Association of Australia. As signatories to their code of practice, we ensure our safety testing staff have access to the support and ongoing training they need to provide communities with reliable fire protection services.
Test fire extinguisher devices in your workplace today
During fire extinguisher inspections, Jim’s Fire Safety team will check for cracks or imperfections in the cylinder lining, as well as any corrosion that might indicate the need for a replacement cylinder. Your local fire safety technician will perform thorough inspection and testing procedures according to the current Australian standards. We are a recognised business under the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme. We are recognised for inspection and testing of fire protection equipment. Our team members follow a strict checklist when assessing the functionality of each item.
The following items cover the checks our technicians perform before applying fire extinguisher service tags:
- Anti-tamper device
- Exterior & instruct
- Service tag
- External damage
- External corrosion
- Outlet hose assembly
- Pressure indicator
- Contents full charge
- Support bracket
- Discharge nozzle
Ask our team members about compliance. We help businesses across Australia meet their legal obligations and provide safe working environments for employees. If you have any questions about your individual business requirements, get in touch today. We can help you secure your workplace with premium service fire extinguisher safety testing.
Why should I choose Jim’s Fire Safety for fire extinguisher testing?
Our fire extinguisher testing service includes a data management system that takes care of your extinguisher testing records. Your fire protection testing history will be easily accessible so that you can ensure timely testing and refilling of all your fire extinguishers. We provide each of our clients with a document that details the status of each device we test. Each item on the report corresponds to the fire extinguisher tagging our technicians conduct on site.
By establishing a relationship with Jim’s Fire Safety, you are ensuring compliance for years to come. We can notify you when your next test is due and keep track of any legislation changes so that you don’t have to. By having one team manage your fire extinguisher maintenance, you are making it easier to track your obligations and protect the occupants of your building.
Our fire safety team is made up of the most experienced safety testing technicians in the country. At Jim’s Fire Safety, testing fire extinguishers is our speciality. We are completely up-to-date with Australian fire extinguisher standards. We monitor any changes to policy as well as fire extinguisher contents/usage guidelines.
Jim’s fire safety services are fully mobile and available throughout Australia. We can come to your place of business at a time that suits you. Contact our team and we will introduce you to your local fire safety franchisee. Jim’s Fire Safety technicians are committed to providing quality safety checks and encouraging safe communities. Contact us today to for a free quote or more information about your unique safety testing requirements.