You need experts for fire extinguisher testing in NZ to stay safe

Maintaing a safe workplace is critical and that includes having the best fire extinguisher testing in NZ. The difference between being fire safe and not comes down to how often well prepared you are and how well your fire safety equipment is maintained.

As the first line of defence in the case of a fire, your fire extinguishers need to be easily accessed and ready to use. You can’t be second guessing your fire equipment, especially under the stress of dealing with a fire emergency.

Having the right people look after your fire safety measures and equipment means having true peace of mind.

Who can perform fire extinguisher testing in NZ?

Only technicians with full and proper training should test and inspect your fire extinguishers. In New Zealand, fire extinguishers need to be tested in accordance with the NZS 4503:2005 standard for Hand Operated Fire-Fighting Equipment.

Any technicians who are testing and inspecting fire extinguishers must adhere to this standard or they are not complying to the law.

Only those with at least a Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in Hand Operated Fire Fighting Equipment to prove that they have both the knowledge and the skills to install and maintain hand operated fire-fighting equipment correctly.

You should feel comfortable enough to ask any fire safety technician about their qualification and they should be free to offer you the reassurance that they are fully trained in this important fire fighting equipment.

Finding a trusting fire safety team makes all the difference

You would think that a fire safety business would be open and honest about what it can do for you and how it will be performed. Testing to the standard is a key component of their reliability.

Unfortunately, there have been cases where a fire safety company has not followed the standard and breached their legal obligation. This includes misleading their customers in the installation, servicing and maintenance of fire extinguishers.

The last thing you need is a company that tells you that your fire extinguishers are installed properly and have been maintained correctly when they are not.

Not only are you paying for a service that is not properly delivered but you are putting the safety of anyone at your workplace at risk.

That’s why it is vital that you have trained professionals you can trust to service and maintain your fire safety equipment. Remember, when it comes to fire, it could be a life and death situation.

When is fire extinguisher testing necessary?

Many people wonder when and how often do fire extinguishers need to be tested and inspected.

The important thing to note is that there are different types of fire extinguishers for tackling different types of fires. Then there are the matters of what type of work environment it is and other factors such as ensuring adequate equipment and access.

It’s easy to see how complicated and confusing it can be for the untrained person.This is not a burden you need to be weighed down by. After all, you have a business to run.

That’s why it pays to enlist the help of professionals who know how and how often your fire safety equipment needs to be serviced.

All types of portable fire extinguishers need to be tested at least once in every 12 months. The frequency of this testing does depend on the nature of the work environment. For example, an environment that is deemed ‘hostile’, fire extinguisher inspections need to be carried out at least once every 6 months.

To make sure your fire safety equipment is functioning correctly, it is best to consult with fire safety professionals. That’s where Jim’s Fire Safety come to the fore. You can’t get better dependability and expertise than the leading team.

The experts at Jim’s Fire Safety are here for you

For quality fire safety services, including professional testing, regular maintenance, safety checks or inspections, you can’t beat the leading team in New Zealand.

That’s Jim’s Fire Safety.

You have a team of fully qualified fire safety professionals, all highly trained in a wide range of services. It is the ongoing commitment to continued training that means Jim’s Fire Safety always stays up to date with the latest in fire safety.

We do more than offer the best fire extinguisher testing in NZ. Our services cover testing and inspecting fire blankets, and hose reels, along with our electrical safety testing services.

You’ll always know that Jim’s Fire Safety technicians are trained in both fire and electrical safety. This means that when we come to look after your extinguishers, we can take care of the rest of your statutory testing requirements throughout your business in one easy appointment.

With Jim’s Fire Safety behind you, your fire safety is in the hands of the experts.

Contact Jim’s Fire Safety today via the online form for a free quote on safety testing and inspection services.