Did you know that according to new government legislation, you are required to conduct regular maintenance on your firefighting equipment? This includes fire extinguishers, hose reels, and fire blankets. Each inspection must be completed with a record of results.
If you fail to comply with this legislation, you could face a $10,000 fine as an individual or a $20,000 fine as an organisation.
Fire extinguisher inspections are some of our most common requests. To prove your compliance with New Zealand standards, you will need a fire extinguisher maintenance record. This includes updated fire extinguisher service tags.
Aside from your legal obligations, having a record of your maintenance is helpful for a variety of reasons. Some of these include:
- you will be able to easily and accurately identify when your extinguishers were last tested
- you will be able to see what tests were completed and whether your device received a pass or fail
- you will be able to track your testing intervals with ease
- you will have information about who completed the tests and what standard they worked with
Managing your compliance is easy when you track your fire equipment maintenance. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. At Jim’s Fire Safety, we will provide you with a fire extinguisher maintenance record, and keep a copy in our system should you need to access it at a later date.
Fire Extinguisher Tagging
Part of the record process includes updating or attaching a plastic tag to your device. This yellow fire extinguisher maintenance record tag will have the standard named at the top and the date when your extinguisher was last tested. It will also be updated with information about the class of inspection.
The tag is a great way to quickly get an update on the status of your device. If you have more than one fire extinguisher, it’s a convenient and effective method of matching your device to your written report and check that everything is consistent.
In addition to a service tag, you will receive a document containing all of your results. We will go into more detail about the tests that were conducted. A copy of this document will be saved in our data management system.
The best part of our fire extinguisher maintenance record service is the free reminder. At Jim’s Fire Safety, we will upload your details in our system and send you a notification when your next testing date is approaching. All you have to do is choose an appointment time that suits you, and our professional technicians will take care of the rest.
Fire Extinguisher Regulations NZ
All of our tests are conducted in accordance with the current New Zealand safety standards. At Jim’s Fire Safety, we test and inspect extinguishers according to the NZS 4503:2005 standard for Hand Operated Fire-Fighting Equipment. As a part of this standard, we are required to provide you with a test report as well as update any service tags.
With our expert service and advice, you can be assured that your fire equipment is always in full working order. The safety of your employees and workplace is just a phone call away.
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