Fire Extinguisher Inspection Procedures
To make sure Fire extinguishers function when they need to, they must be maintained on a regular basis. Fire extinguishers must be inspected every 30 days.
Ensure that the extinguisher is in the correct location
Fire extinguishers have preassigned locations that ensure there is an extinguisher within close proximity during an emergency. Any extinguishers out of place should be returned to their intended location.
Ensure The Extinguisher Is Easily Located and Unobstructed
For an extinguisher to be effective, it must be found. Make sure that signs (if applicable) not damaged and properly placed. Extinguishers should not be blocked by furniture, boxes or other obstructions.
Ensure The Correct Labeling and Presence of Safety Components
The instructions for operating the extinguisher needs to be on the nameplate and it is legible and facing outward. Safety pins are in place.
Not Empty and No Damage
The fire extinguisher is full, determined by holding and weighing. Examination for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzle.
Ensure The Pressure Gauge Is In The Correct Position
The needle on the pressure gauge should be located in the operable area of the pressure indicator.