Certified Fire Extinguisher Inspectors
Fire Extinguishers are installed depending on the fire hazard and provide the first line of defense a fire condition. Understanding a portable fire extinguisher’s capabilities and limitations are important in order to use it effectively and efficiently.
KEY NFPA 10 PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
As per NFPA 10;
Fire Extinguishers shall be inspected at intervals not greater than 30 days as outlined within NFPA 10. This includes confirming location, operating nameplates are intact, safety seals are in place, and examination for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage and clogged nozzles.
Internal Examinations of portable fire extinguishers vary from 1-6 years depending on extinguisher type.
Hydrostatic Testing of fire extinguisher cylinders varies from 5 to 12 years depending on type.