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Inspection and Testing - Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are active equipment used to help control small fires. Fortunately, they typically do not expire, however what many people do not know is that they are required to be recharged after every use and checked even if it hasn’t been used.

In order to comply with Australian Workplace Safety Standards, it is mandatory for portable fire extinguishers to be regularly inspected, tested, and serviced by an accredited professional. The maintenance regime for the inspection and testing of fire extinguishers specified in the Australian Standard AS 1851 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment.

All fire extinguishers must be inspected at six monthly intervals. If they don't have a pressure gauge, they may need to be weighed to check they are still full. fire extinguisher servicing such as having them emptied, pressure tested, and require a overhaul and refilled every 5 years

The fire extinguisher testing intervals are to be recorded on a label or metal tag attached to the unit.

  • No other work is required, provided that the visual inspection of the extinguisher shows that it is in a serviceable condition, unless the gauge indicates the unit is under pressure or the weight is too low .Even if only partially used, fire extinguishers must also be refilled between the five year services.

  • Firetech will supply a register of all extinguishers for onsite testing and servicing


Firetech Services offers a comprehensive range of portable fire equipment and fire extinguishers to suit all types of classes of fires. A professional Firetech fire technician can also visit your site and provide a fire risk assessment to advise you on the relevant portable fire equipment for your site.

It is worth considering having your other fire equipment serviced during one of our visits. Contact us for pricing on multi service packages

Fire Extinguishers

Portable Extinguishers need to serviced on a 6 monthly Annual and 5 yearly basis

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