All of our fire extinguisher service engineers have successfully completed an examination in the Theory and Practice of Servicing Portable Fire Extinguishers. This is in accordance with the rules laid out by the British Approvals of Fire Equipment (BAFE). Furthermore, all of our engineers are singularly committed to working within a strict code of conduct, to the highest professional standard and in accordance with Fire Extinguisher Servicing Law.
A full fire extinguisher service is required to be completed on an annual basis. It is important also that you employ a reputable and experienced fire extinguisher service company who are able to service to standards as set out in BS5306 part 3, providing staff who are fully qualified BAFE fire extinguisher engineers.
During a basic annual fire extinguisher service, the engineer will carry out various procedures on the fire extinguisher(s) depending on its make and type. Generally, the service includes:
- Checking all fire extinguisher parts such as: valves, safety devices, gauges, and operating mechanisms.
- Checking internally and externally for corrosion
- Checking the weight is within the stated range
- Compiling a maintenance report or ’Certificate of Inspection’ – a legal record of the maintenance carried out on the fire extinguishers to be kept by the customer and engineer.