Knowing how to safety check fire extinguishers can mean the difference between life and death. Extinguishers are an essential piece of fire safety equipment. It’s vitally important that they function properly when needed.
As well as knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher, it’s also crucial you know how to check they are in good working order.
How can I safety check fire extinguishers?
Here’s a quick guide to help you establish if a fire extinguisher is safe to use.
- Check the seal: If the seal is broken, then the fire extinguisher can’t be used. There is a very good reason for this. If the seal on a fire extinguisher is broken, then you simply have no way of telling how much foam or other substance is left inside. If you come across a fire extinguisher with a broken seal in your office, then alert your designated fire safety officer. They will need to arrange for it to be either disposed of or sent away to be refilled.
- Check the date: It is dangerous to use fire extinguishers that have gone past their safety inspection date. Again, if you discover a situation like this in your office, alert the fire safety officer. They will need to arrange for the extinguisher to be inspected as soon as possible. Or, purchase a new one to keep in the office.
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Date Published: March 8, 2017
Author: Accident Advice