UCL Fire Technical Note No: 026 Fire Safety Technical Guide FIRE EXTINGUISHER MONTHLY CHECK SHEET – USER DEPARTMENT 1. Generally, fire extinguishers are only tested and inspected annually by a Service Engineer. Therefore, any damage or problems may leave the extinguisher unserviceable for some considerable time before being rectified. This then becomes a potential life safety issue. 2. A suitable ‘Departmental Responsible Person’ should ensure that a regularly (at least once a monthly) check the fire extinguishers in the building or their area of responsibility is undertaken. This visual inspection will ensure that the equipment is serviceable, available for use and unobstructed. Reporting promptly any suspected defects or malicious discharges to the UCL Fire Officer or his staff, so that a Service Engineer can attend site to rectify as soon as reasonably practical. A visual inspection should look at the following: 1. Are the extinguishers located on the Fire Point / Wall Bracket - not missing or moved? 2. Are there signs of accidental or malicious discharge, or having been used? 3. Are the Safety Pins or Tamper Seals disturbed, missing or broken? 4. Are there any visual defects (i.e. dents, corroded body or leaking)? 5. Are they unobstructed & visible, with their operating instructions facing outwards? 6. Are the indicator gages (where fitted) in the Green segment (if in Red – call Engineer)? 3. Record the type & number of extinguishers on each ‘Fire Point’ (collection of fire extinguishers possibly located with a fire alarm break glass point / fire action notice) below: RECORD OF INSPECTION Type of Fire Water Foam Carbon Hose Reel Dry Powder Fire Blanket Extinguisher: Extinguishers Extinguishers Dioxide (CO2) Numbers of Extinguishers: 4. Carry out a weekly/monthly inspection and then initial & date the form below, keeping it in a safe place, note any remedial action taken (by whom & when): Month/Year Signature Month/Year Signature Month/Year Signature Month/Year Signature [Please Photo Copy] __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Date Last Amended: 04 Apr 07 1. Issued by the - Fire Officer, UCL, Estates & Facilities, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.
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