Fire Extinguishers are your first line of defense in protecting your employees' lives and your property. Routine maintenance and inspections are not only required by law but are paramount in case of fire.
CalCounties Fire Protection Inc. provides reliable fire extinguisher services to all Mentone, CA. We are always on time and on budget. Our technicians are highly trained and educated on all aspects of fire protection services.
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The Importance Of Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
As a business owner, it can be very easy to forget about your fire extinguishers until it's time to use them. Nevertheless, if not adequately maintained, you might be putting your employees, guests, and business grounds at major risk. Considering that fire extinguisher are your first line of defense when it comes to stopping the spread of a fire, it's vital that you keep them in working order.
Check the tags
On the day your fire extinguishers are delivered to your facilities, they need to first be commissioned. This simply means that they must be assembled in the proper manner, and a variety of checks must be performed on them to guarantee they are effective from the day they are purchased.
As soon as these checks have actually been completed, a maintenance tag will be connected to the extinguisher, outlining crucial information concerning the checks that were performed and the extinguisher itself. These will include:
- The date
- The weight of the extinguisher information of the individual carrying out the checks
- The next service date
- The extended service date (the date the extinguisher needs to be actively tested to ensure it operates properly).
Although the law states that fire extinguishers should be checked annually, we recommend that checks should be completed monthly. These checks should ensure that your extinguishers are all in working order when it comes round to that annual check-up. When performing these checks, look for the following:
- No superficial wear and tear
- The pressure gauge is at the correct level
- Anti-tamper seals haven’t been broken
- No locking pins missing
What You Should Know about the Code Governing Fire Extinguishers in California?
The California code of regulations on fire extinguishers has various elements. It covers the number of fire extinguishers are demanded in California, how often fire extinguishers need to be examined, and much more.
Employers are by law required to supply fire extinguishers.
- Cal OSHA
Similarly, Cal OSHA is a government agency charged with the task of inspecting and also enforcing these fire extinguisher requirements. This body frequently cites companies for improper installation, record keeping, employee training, and maintenance of fire extinguishers.
You need to mount all fire extinguishers securely inside a cabinet or on a wall. It should be very easy to access these extinguishers, in case of fire.
- Testing, Maintenance, and Inspection
Additionally, the California code on fire also requires regular testing, maintenance, and inspection of fire extinguishers. This means that you need to make sure all your fire extinguishers are fully charged and in perfect functioning condition. When you remove the equipment for service, you should provide equivalent equipment in their location.
- Employee Training
You have to ensure that your workers are trained on fire hazards. The training needs to cover the basic principles of using fire extinguishers, the dangers that are typically involved with firefighting, and more.
Why Choose CalCounties Fire Protection Inc.
- Family Owned & Operated
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CalCounties Fire Protection Inc. is a family-owned business serving the Mentone, CA area. We are the leading fire protection service provider in all 5 counties of the Southern California region. With over 40 years of experience, we are a full-service fire protection company specializing in all business's fire protection needs. Based in the Inland Empire, you can expect live answering service with fast response times. Our vehicles are properly labeled, and our technicians are all professionally trained and uniformed. We offer 24/7 emergency service.