Six Steps on Fire Extinguishers Inspection

Fire extinguishers need to be inspected regularly in order to make sure they are ready to be used at anytime. Usually, fire extinguishers inspection is performed once a month. In this article, I would like to talk about 6 steps in fire extinguisher inspection.

Step one.
Read the gauge. Look at the gauge and remember the needle position.

Step two.
Check the tags. The tags should show current and up to date inspection records.

Step three.
Check the hose condition whether it is already brittle or plugged.

Step four.
Check the mount of the fire extinguisher. Make sure it is already securely mounted.

Step five.
Invert the extinguisher tube for five times. Powder extinguisher tends to cake.

Step six.
Reread the gauge. If the gauge shows different needle position from the first check, replace the fire extinguisher immediately.

Because inspection of the fire extinguishers is vitally important, it had better to make an inspection schedule. Once again don’t forget to make sure the fire extinguishers are ready to be used at anytime.

The video below will show you how to do the six steps above as well as how to operate the extinguisher by using PASS procedure.


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