Fire Extinguisher Inspections
Fire extinguisher inspections provide confidence that when you reach for an extinguisher to stop a fire in your business, it will work. Don’t wait until it’s too late to call AIE’s nationwide team of experts to help inspect your fire extinguishers per NFPA10 and other codes and recharge and replace those in need.
Since 1983, AIE has been providing all fire safety services across the nation, including portable fire extinguisher inspections to help stop fire in retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and other types of commercial businesses, and we can do the same for you!
Industries We Serve
Commercial Fire Extinguisher NFPA 10 Inspections
Fire extinguishers in your big box stores, retail centers, restaurants and commercial kitchens, government facilities, grocery stores, and warehouses are the first line of defense for your buildings’ fire protection measures. Fire extinguisher inspections help you maximize each extinguisher’s integrity and meet the NFPA 10 requirements, but you also get the peace of mind that comes from knowing anyone nearby can use one to stop a fire before it spreads.
Each of your company’s locations must meet the following organizations’ strict codes, including proper fire extinguisher type and placement and proof of inspection, recharging, or replacement on the fire extinguishers’ tags. If a tag is missing, the fire extinguisher must be reinspected with an updated tag by a licensed technician.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Your local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
The International Code Council (ICC)
Your insurance company
Commercial Fire Extinguisher Services: Inspecting, Testing, Recharging, Replacing
Commercial fire extinguisher services and inspections include systematic evaluations of fire extinguishers in commercial or business settings to ensure their proper functioning and compliance with safety regulations. Fire extinguishers are vital tools for fire prevention and control; regular inspections are crucial to ensure they are ready to use in case of an emergency.
Fire Extinguisher Visual Inspection
This involves checking the exterior of the fire extinguisher for any signs of damage, corrosion, or wear and tear. The inspection includes ensuring that the pressure gauge is in the appropriate range, the safety pin is intact, the tamper seal is unbroken, and the inspection tag is in place.
Fire Extinguisher Functional Inspection
During this stage, your AIE technician ensures that the operating mechanisms of the fire extinguisher are in proper working condition. This includes testing the discharge nozzle, checking the handle and trigger, and verifying that the extinguishing agent is still pressurized.
Fire Extinguisher Pressure Test
Some types of fire extinguishers, especially those with metal containers, may need periodic pressure testing to confirm that the container can withstand the pressure of the extinguishing agent. This prevents ruptures or leaks that could render the extinguisher ineffective.
Fire Extinguisher Extinguishing Agent Inspection
Your AIE technician will check the extinguishing agent to make sure it hasn’t deteriorated, settled, or become contaminated. If the agent is not suitable for use, the extinguisher will need to be refilled or replaced.
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance and Recharging
If any issues are identified during the inspection, the technician will make necessary repairs to ensure the extinguisher is operational and compliant with codes. This could involve refilling the extinguisher with the appropriate extinguishing agent, replacing damaged parts, or recharging the extinguisher to the correct pressure.
Fire Extinguisher Replacement
If there are issues with a fire extinguishers that cannot be resolved, if must be replaced.
Fire Extinguisher Record-Keeping
After inspection, a record is kept on each fire extinguisher tag with the date of inspection, the type and location of the extinguisher, any maintenance performed, and the signature of the technician. This record serves as documentation of compliance with safety regulations.
The Importance of Commercial Fire Extinguisher Inspections
The importance of commercial fire extinguisher inspections cannot be overstated. They are critical for the following reasons:
Fire Safety: Fire extinguishers are often the first line of defense against small fires in commercial settings. Regular inspections ensure that these devices are ready to use when needed, helping to minimize the risk of fire-related damage and injuries.
Regulatory Compliance: Fire codes and OSHA regulations require businesses to have working fire extinguishers that are properly maintained. Failure to comply with these regulations can lead to fines, penalties, or even closure of the business in severe cases.
Liability Reduction: In the event of a fire-related incident, having well-maintained fire extinguishers can demonstrate that your business took necessary precautions to prevent and mitigate the situation. This can help reduce liability in legal matters.
Early Detection of Issues: Regular inspections allow for the early detection of potential problems with fire extinguishers, enabling timely repairs or replacements before an emergency occurs.
Peace of Mind: Business owners, employees, and customers can have peace of mind knowing that appropriate fire safety measures are in place and that fire extinguishers are in proper working condition.
Overall, commercial fire extinguisher inspections play a crucial role in maintaining a safe working environment and safeguarding property and lives in the event of a fire.
Hire AIE, a Nationwide Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair Company, to Help Keep Your People Safe and Stop Fire Before it Spreads
Commercial fire extinguisher inspections are one step in the process to maximize the safety of occupants and keep your business operational. By identifying and rectifying any issues on a regular basis, you can mitigate potential fire-related risks, stay compliant with all fire safety codes, and care for your employees and customers.
Need a nationwide fire extinguisher inspection company to manage all your locations’ fire protection systems? Contact AIE today without obligation for more information or to schedule your fire extinguisher inspections, no matter where you’re located. We’re here to ease the burden and complexity of fire safety in your business or organization. 800-892-9863