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Why do I need Fire Extinguisher servicing?

Fire extinguishers are normally placed on escape routes out of a building, and this makes them prone to being knocked and damaged. They are pressurized vessels and can be dangerous if damaged, posing a risk to the building occupants. One aspect of annual servicing is checking for damage and highlighting defective extinguishers.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 states that any fire safety equipment should be subject to a suitable system of maintenance and maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair. If you have any firefighting equipment and it is not serviced by a competent person in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, it is unlikely that the responsible person for the premises would be able to demonstrate compliance.

How often do fire extinguishers need to be serviced?

Basic Annual Servicing

Unless they are a maintenance free type, portable fire extinguishers require servicing every 12 months. During this service extinguishers are visually inspected for damage, the weight and pressure are checked and consumable items like o-rings, seals and anti-tamper tags are changed. Part of the service procedure is to check that the fire extinguishers are still suitable for the premises and fire risks and that there are enough available to fight a fire.


Extended Servicing

Every 5 years water, foam and powder extinguishers require a discharge test. This is where the extinguisher is discharged, the internal lining is inspected and then the extinguisher is refilled and repressurised. Due to issues with discharging and refilling foam and powder extinguishers onsite it is normally advised to replace them.  Carbon dioxide extinguishers require an overhaul every 10 years from the date stamped on the cylinder. At this point CO2 extinguishers are normally replaced.

How much does fire extinguisher servicing cost?

Our fire extinguisher servicing prices depend on several factors including the number of extinguishers and the type of building. As a general guide our prices start from £65 plus VAT. If you include your fire extinguisher servicing with another service that we provide and have it carried out at the same time we can often offer a discount.

Why use us?

We offer fixed price servicing quotes with no hidden charges.
Competent staff who have passed BAFE approved training courses and attend refresher courses every 3 years.
Booking confirmation emailed to you with your date and time slot.
All servicing carried out in accordance with British Standard BS 5306.
We neatly asset tag all extinguishers and label them for ease of identification.
Detailed PDF servicing report emailed on completion listing all items checked and any further actions required.

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance in Hampshire

Our fire extinguisher servicing prices are straightforward with no hidden charges.

Our fire servicing prices include:

  • Site attendance and parking.
  • Conducting basic annual servicing on your extinguishers.
  • All the normal consumable parts such as o-rings, tamper seals and service labels.
  • Maintenance report in accordance with BS5306.
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