1.) Proper location, type & height, per the NFPA codes & regulations are key during an inspection.
2.) "Tamper Seals" & "Pull Pins" will made sure to be in tact.
3.) Each unit will be inspected for "6 Year Maintenance" & "12 Year Hydrostatic" testing needs.
4.) Cylinders and extinguisher hoses will be made up to code.
5.) Guages should always be in "The Green". If not. Time for service.
6.) If the extinguisher is up to date and does not need service, a new tag and safety seal will be added. Each tag and seal have specific colors depending on the year. Example: (Green Tag)/ (Green Seal)
After the extinguisher has passed the inspection process, this tag will be attached to the head of the unit. It is very important to NOT remove this tag, if that happens the inspection is voided. The tag has vital information on it, telling the Fire Marshall what company did the work, who the tech was and the type of extinguisher it is. The tag also has all 12 months displayed at the bottom, the month the unit was serviced will be punched out. That will be the month the unit has to be reinspected in the following year.
Every 12 years, the extinguisher is required to have a "Low Pressure Hydrostatic Test". This is a test to insure the viablilty of the cylinder itself. If the unit passes the test, a label will be added to the back of the extinguisher stating the type of test, the dates, and the P.S.I. test pressure.
1.) We check for proper location, type & height, per the NFPA rules & regulations
2.) We check that the "Tamper Seals" & "Pull Pins" are in tact.
3.) We inspect each unit for "5 Year Hydrostatic" test record.
4.) We check the cylinder for damage.
5.) We do continuity testing on the supply hose.
6.) We weigh or what we call hefting this type of extinguisher to check that it meets proper weight as stamped on vessel.
7.) If the extinguisher does not need service, then we put a current inspection tag on the unit and update the dated seal.