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The red fire extinguisher is in the building for fire prevention and safety.

Looking for new career opportunities? Intelligent Training Solutions provides training for individuals and organisations looking to upskill. Fire extinguisher testing courses are in high demand across Victoria, as these courses certify competent people who can establish essential safety measures and maintenance requirements. You will learn how to conduct weekly, monthly, six-monthly, and yearly inspections in accordance with the Australian Standards 1851 2012, the Essential Safety Measures Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Test and Tag Courses: Fire Extinguisher Checklist

One of the key aspects of test and tag courses is a fire extinguisher checklist to make sure these devices meet stringent safety measures. Commercial businesses rely on licenced inspectors to confirm their extinguishers are up to scratch and ready to protect against fires. Here’s a quick sample list to give you a better idea of what to expect from test and tag courses in Melbourne.

Regular Fire Extinguisher Test and Tag Checklist

Fire extinguisher testing courses and inspections should follow a careful list of guidelines to make sure all components are properly looked at. The following areas are considered when conducting routine inspections of fire extinguishers and blankets.

  1. Accessibility
  2. Anti-tamper device
  3. Exterior
  4. Service tag
  5. External damage/corrosion
  6. Outlet hose assembly
  7. Pressure indicator
  8. Contents
  9. Signage
  10.  Support bracket
  11.  Discharge nozzle
  12.  Actuating device

Business Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Recommendations

We also recommend the following priorities for Australian businesses, which you can implement in your own safety testing protocols.

  1. Appoint a staff member as OHS manager.
  2. Check local legislation regarding the number of extinguishers and locations.
  3. Create a map of extinguisher locations throughout the building.
  4. Maintain a professional inspection record with reports on file, plus a register of booked inspection appointments.
  5. Set up monthly accessibility checks to ensure visible, unobstructed extinguishers.
  6. Conduct a visual scan for obvious damage and check service tags to verify professional assessment.

Discover Test and Tag Courses Melbourne

Interested in making a career conducting routine servicing for portable and wheeled fire extinguishers? Submit an enquiry today to learn more about fire extinguisher safety checks and inspection courses with Intelligent Training Solutions.