A recurring theme across many of the assessments that we carry out is the lack of understanding concerning what weekly, monthly, quarterly, six monthly and annual checks need to be carried out.
Apart from the regular maintenance required to meet legal or British Standards, weekly checks are also needed. We usually advise that these can be carried out by the Fire Wardens, and the checks recorded in the site fire log by whomever carried them out.
The blog refers particularly to the checks needed for Fire Extinguishers. The British Standard relating to fire extinguishers is BS5306, and the various sections refer to the standards required for the maintenance and upkeep of fire fighting equipment (such as annual servicing). As far as the weekly checks are concerned, the following should be implemented:
These are not exhaustive checks, but are essential in ensuring a safe working environment.
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