Safety Services – Fire Equipment Testing

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Emergency Fire Equipment Inspection & Tagging

With proper use, emergency fire equipment is able to reduce or eliminate the degree of injury, damage and cost to business.

in the event of a small fire. That is why it is important to make sure all fire equipment is maintained in good working order and is inspected regularly by a trained person. We will ensure that all inspections are carried out in accordance to Australian Standards by appropriately trained personnel.

Fire Extinguishers

When inspecting fire extinguishers JAB looks for many different indicators that may indicate a problem with the fire extinguisher causing it to fail in an emergency. In Australia all fire extinguishers are to have a recorded inspection by trained personnel every 6 months and a metal tag or label attached to each fire extinguisher. A pressure test is also required every 5 years where an accredited tester will empty, pressure test and refill each fire extinguisher. In addition yearly services on some fire extinguishers is also required.

During our inspections we look for visual indicators of discharge and damage such as:

  • Rust
  • Outer tank damage
  • Dings
  • Gauge pressures and weight of the extinguisher

These indicatirs helps us to asses if the charge/pressure has been compromised. Even a partial discharge of the fire extinguisher will require the unit to be removed from service while a recharge and pressure test are conducted.

We also look for factors that may prevent the fire extinguisher being used correctly such as:

  • blocked or kinked hoses/nozzles,
  • poor or incorrect signage,
  • damaged or incorrect labeling,
  • Clutter and poor access to fire extinguisher
  • Correct type of fire extinguisher for the application

If any maintenance is required after inspection you are notified and must give approval before any work is carried out.

Fire Hose Reals

JAB will also assess your fire hose reel requirements by conducting a six monthly inspection as well as annual flow tests which prove they are producing no less than 20 litres per minute.

Fire Blankets

A fire blanket is a safety device designed to extinguish small fires, usually in kitchen areas. It consists of a sheet of fire-retardant material which is placed over a fire in order to smother it. JAB inspect these every 6 months to ensure they are in good condition.