Fire Extinguisher Testing and Tagging

What is Fire Extinguisher Testing?

Fire Extinguisher Testing is done by a competent person who, inspects, tests and records your fire extinguishers inline with Australia Standards AS 1851 - 2010.

Why is Fire Extinguisher Testing Important?

Fire Extinguisher testing is a very important part of any businesses legislation obligations. Ensuring that your fire extinguisher work when they are needed can save life, property, equipment and loss of productivity.

How often do I need to get my Fire Extinguishers tested?

Fire Extinguisher testing is required to be done every 6 months.

What is the process of Fire Extinguisher testing?
  1. Location in designated place
  2. No obstruction to access or visibility
  3. Operating instructions on nameplate legible and facing outward
  4. Safety seals and tamper indicators not broken or missing
  5. Fullness determined by weighing or “hefting”
  6. Examination for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzle
  7. Pressure gauge reading or indicator in the operable range or position
  8. Condition of tires, wheels, carriage, hose, and nozzle checked (for wheeled units)

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