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Fire Extinguisher Inspection

Ensure fire safety in your business through regular, efficient and effective fire extinguisher maintenance with a mobile application.

What is a fire extinguisher inspection?


A fire extinguishers maintenance is carried out every month to ensure that the fire extinguishers are in good condition. Fire extinguisher testing and monitoring falls under inspections carried out by external specialists or a company's own safety officers as part of the overall fire safety strategy.


The task of a safety officer is to carry out regular checks of the fire extinguishers and to keep all records up to date so that the building and tenants are safe. It is vital that a safety officer knows how to carry out fire extinguisher maintenance efficiently. Only in this way will he be aware of the most common problems that occur during maintenance and know how to react accordingly.



This guide gives a brief overview of the following points:


1. Types of fire extinguishers


2. Which details should be checked during fire extinguisher inspection?


3. Who can perform a monthly fire extinguisher inspection?


4. A free mobile application to streamline fire extinguisher maintenance



Types of fire extinguishers


An "A-B-C" fire extinguisher can be used on all fires. Other types of extinguishers work only on a certain class of fire.


1. A-B-C extinguishers: As mentioned, this is the most multi-use type. To be more precise, it can be utilized for fires cause by ordinary combustible materials, such as wood, cloth, paper; flammable liquids, such as oil, gasoline, kerosene; and energized electrical circuits (e.g., electronic motors, electrical wiring, etc.)


2. "B-C" dry chemical: Used for fires by flammable liquids and energized electrical circuits


3. D extinguishers: For fires made by reactive metals


4. K: K stands for Kitchen. This is the extinguisher for fires brought by oils and fats


5. Carbon dioxide: Same use as for “B-C” dry chemical



Which details should be checked during fire extinguisher inspection?


The condition and location of the extinguisher

It should be ensured that the tool is easy to find and on its designated spot.


The condition of the locking pin and the tamper seal

An inspection should check for the presence of physical damages such as leakages and broken details.


The condition of the pressure gauge

Confirm that the pressure gauge or indicator are in the operable range. Also, make sure that the extinguisher is still full.


Visibility of the operating instructions

The words must be legible and facing outward.


Professional service date

Fire extinguishers should be regularly inspected. At least once a year.


Tag

Check the condition and the date listed on the back of the tag.



Who can perform a monthly fire extinguisher inspection?


Even though the employer is responsible for safety of workers, per OSHA, and has to ensure that the monthly fire extinguisher inspection is performed and recorded, they don’t have to perform the inspections themselves.


An office or facility manager or a designated safety officer may do the task. The most important thing is that the employee knows how to do it and which applications to use for inspections.



Best mobile app for fire extinguisher maintenance


Safety officers can inspect up to 100 fire extinguishers in a building per month, not to mention the full maintenance report for each individual extinguisher. With all this paperwork, the likelihood of human error increases, which means that the risk of fire from a single malfunctioning extinguisher also increases.


Lumiform helps safety officers improve fire safety in the workplace by making fire extinguisher maintenance more efficient. The mobile application for regular fire extinguisher maintenance enables them to:


  • Efficiently perform paperless maintenance via your mobile devices
  • Easy attachment of photo documents to the report after fire extinguisher maintenance
  • Forward problems identified during the inspection by assigning corrective actions
  • Create complete visual reports and release them immediately
  • Save and document data immediately
  • Templates for fire extinguisher maintenance and previous reports always at hand

Learn more about how to best use Lumiform's fire inspection software. We've prepared templates for your fire extinguisher checklists that you can customize and use immediately with the app.



Featured templates

Fire Extinguisher Audit

Fire Extinguisher Audit

Use this template to regularly check the fire extinguishers in a building for proper functioning. See template

Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection Report

Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection Report

Use this Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection Report to maintain safety in your workplace. See template

Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection

Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection

Use this template to conduct annual maintenance fire extinguisher inspection. See template

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