Fire Extinguisher Inspections
- Confirm the extinguisher is visible, unobstructed, and in its designated location.
- Verify the locking pin is intact and the tamper seal is unbroken. Examine the extinguisher for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzle.
- Confirm the pressure gauge or indicator is in the operable range or position and lift the extinguisher to ensure it is still full.
- Make sure the operating instructions on the nameplate are legible and facing outward.
- Check the last professional service date on the tag. (A licensed fire extinguisher maintenance contractor must have inspected the extinguisher within the past 12 months.)
- Initial and date the back of the tag.
Report expired service tags and missing, damaged or used extinguishers immediately.
Fire Extinguisher Recharge
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
Most frequent questions and answers
A fire extinguisher inspection is conducted monthly to ensure that fire extinguishers in a certain location are in good working condition. It is conducted by external professionals or an organization’s own safety officers as part of an overall fire safety strategy. [29 CFR 1910.157(e)(1)]