Approved Fire Extinguishers must be designed and located according to the following factors:
Design & Operation
- Should be available and accessible at all times
- Fire Extinguishers come in many different designs and types based on occupancy and area of operation.
- It is recommended that only multi-purpose Dry Chemical, Class A, B, C Fire Extinguishers be used in multi-use buildings
- Signage should be provided
- Training is recommended
- Travel distance should be no further than 75′ (25 Meters) from any point within a school.
Inspection & Testing
- Is the fire extinguisher located in its designated place?
- Is the fire extinguisher unobstructed?
- Is the pressure gauge reading in the optimal range?
- Does the fire extinguisher appear to be the same weight?
- Are the hose and nozzle clear and in good condition?
- Is the pin in place and is it sealed?
- Are inspection tags attached to the fire extinguisher up-to-date?
- Are signs posted?
Thank you for reading, we hope you enjoyed this blog by our resident Risk Management & Loss Prevention Expert:
Alan Kavanaugh, CRM, CCPI
Director of Loss Control, Noratek Solutions Inc.
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