There is a lot to consider when ensuring that the fire extinguisher you have in your home or place of business will work properly and effectively in the event of a fire emergency. In fact, a properly working fire extinguisher in the right place at the perfect time can end up making all the difference between a tiny fire and a massive fire disaster. As a result, while your home or place of business has a fire extinguisher, making sure that it will work when you need it most requires some careful inspection. For those who own a place of business, there are some easy steps you can take to make certain that your fire extinguisher is in working condition.
Visible And Unobstructed
It is incredibly important that you can confirm — without a doubt — that the fire extinguisher you have in your place of business is not only very visible to everyone in the place but also that nothing is blocking it. There needs to be a proper, designated location for the extinguisher. This ensures that everyone in the building aware of the fire safety plan knows where to go in the event of a fire emergency to reach for the extinguisher and get a hold of it as fast as possible.
Locking Pin Must Be Intact
Another important component to a properly working fire extinguisher is that you must verify that the actual locking pin is intact along with the tamper seal. A broken tamper seal means that the extinguisher has been used and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. When checking your fire extinguisher, it is imperative that you also look around for any obvious physical damage to the extinguisher itself, any potential corrosion, possible leakage, or any clogged debris in the nozzle itself. This is a great way to make sure that your fire extinguisher is in good working order and ready to use.
Pressure Gauge Or Indicator
When it comes to a fire extinguisher — it is important to check the pressure gauge or indicator to ensure that they are in the operable range or position. It is best to always lift the fire extinguisher to ensure that it is still full.
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