Safety & Peace of Mind!
MCL Fire will service every fire extinguisher during our maintenance visit. The guide below shows some of the checks our service technicans carry out during these visits and help to explain why it is vital this work is completed regularly
The tamper seal performs two functions; holding the safety pin in place and providing a visual indication that the safety pin has not been removed so the extinguisher couldn’t have been discharged using the handle
The needle in the gauge can sometimes stick dueto damage or moisture. This means that the extinguisher could have lost pressure completely but the gauge would still show the needle in the green indicating that it is fully pressurised
If the body of the fire extinguisher shows signs of corrosion, dents, gouges etc. it could be dangerous. There is a possibility that the extinguisher could burst, releasing all of its stored pressure instantly and severely injuring the user The extinguisher must also display certain information on the label in regards to its operation, ratings, refilling etc. If any of this text is no longer legible the extinguisher will be condemned
If the hose is damaged, torn, frayed etc. there is a possibility that it will leak during discharge. If all of the extinguishant (foam, water, powder etc) is not reaching the fire due to a leak then the extinguisher will have a lower rating than stated on the cylinder and will be less effective