Fire Extinguisher Inspection
In trained hands, a fire extinguisher offers a chance to escape a fire safely, and it can even provide the means to stop a flame before it gets out of control. Properly selected and placed fire extinguishers are an integral part of your business’s fire protection plan. But simply keeping them on-site is not enough—extinguishers must be thoroughly inspected on a routine basis.
If you require fire extinguisher inspections and testing, rely on the industry veterans at Guardian Fire Protection. We are a full-service fire protection company that has been serving commercial and industrial clients for over 40 years by offering our comprehensive knowledge and extensive training to provide businesses in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC with a single source for all of their fire safety needs.
How Often Do Fire Extinguishers Need Inspection?
Guidelines for fire extinguisher inspection are set by the NFPA and enforced by OSHA. It is necessary that you develop a routine on-site inspection with your own personnel on a monthly basis, checking for any visual signs of damage or discharge, improper tagging, etc.
In addition to your own inspections, yearly inspections performed by a trained, certified fire protection specialist must take place. These inspections have to follow strict standards, and they require extensive documentation.
Our Fire Extinguisher Inspection Services
A missed inspection means that your business is not only in violation of fire safety regulations, it’s also more vulnerable to extinguisher failure at a critical moment. At Guardian Fire Protection, we offer thorough and precise annual fire extinguisher inspections. On the date of service, our teams will arrive in order to provide all of the following inspection services:
- Ensure the extinguishers are properly placed in accordance with your fire safety requirements
- Physical damage checks including the spray nozzle, hose connector, operating levers, safety pin, and more
- Pressure gauge inspection to ensure adequate charge
- Ensure that operating instructions are clearly legible and visible
- Inspect tag for proper records, as well as adding date, time, and initials of the technician providing the inspection
Contact Guardian Fire Protection for Fire Extinguisher Inspection
For over three decades, Guardian Fire Protection Services has been putting the safety and needs of our clients above all else. Our “customer first” philosophy means that when you call on Guardian, you can rest easy knowing that a team of trained, experienced fire safety industry veterans will do all that they can to ensure that your business remains secure against fire and compliant with all local, state, and national fire codes.
Our Fire Protection Service Area
We service fire protection equipment for businesses throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC.