How to Perform a Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection
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There’s nothing more important than having well-maintained fire extinguishers in your building – the keyword being “well-maintained”! It’s important to have your fire extinguishers professionally inspected once a year, but it’s arguably MORE important to inspect them yourself every month! Fortunately, it’s hard to go wrong with your monthly fire extinguisher inspection – it’s actually pretty easy.
Monthly Fire Extinguisher Self-Inspection
Monthly fire extinguisher inspections don’t need to be exhaustive – just a quick check over should be fine. And while they should not take the place of professional fire extinguisher inspections, they should definitely supplement them. The important things to check during your monthly fire extinguisher inspections are:
Extinguisher tag – the last thing you should do during your monthly fire extinguisher inspection is check the tag on your extinguisher so you know when you had your last professional fire extinguisher inspection. If it’s been more than a year since your last checkup, call a fire protection service as soon as possible. Monthly fire extinguisher self-inspections are extremely important because they will help you make sure your fire extinguisher is capable of protecting you in the event of a small fire. They should not, however, take the place of professional fire extinguisher inspections, which are meant to guarantee that your extinguishers will keep you safe. If it’s been more than one year since your last fire extinguisher inspection, call a fire protection services coamany as soon as possible.
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