Regulations & Maintainence
The UK has strict regulations in place to ensure that fire extinguishers are maintained correctly, and that they comply with British Standards. The maintenance requirements for fire extinguishers in the UK include an annual inspection and testing by a fully qualified engineer.
The inspection involves a visual check of the fire extinguisher for any damage or wear and tear, and a pressure test to ensure that the extinguisher is still fully charged. The engineer will also verify that the extinguisher is in the correct location and that it has the appropriate signage installed. Additionally, monthly visual inspections by the building owner or designated personnel are required to ensure that the extinguisher is in its designated location and has not been tampered with.
Proper maintenance of fire extinguishers can save lives and prevent property damage in the event of a fire.