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BS 5306-3-2009 pdf free download
BS 5306-3-2009 pdf free download.Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises — Part 3: Commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers — Code of practice.
When carrying out these visual inspections, it should be ensured that:
a) each extinguisher is correctly located in the designated place;
b) each extinguisher is unobstructed and visible;
c) the operating instructions of each extinguisher are clean and legible and face outwards;
d) each extinguisher has not been operated and is not obviously damaged or has any missing parts;
e) the reading of any pressure gauge or indicator fitted to an extinguisher is within operational and safety limits;
f) the seals and tamper indicators of each extinguisher are not broken or missing.
The responsible person should record the results of these visual inspections and arrange for corrective action, where necessary, by a competent person. In the event of doubt, the responsible person should arrange for a competent person to examine the extinguisher.
NOTE 2 Responsible persons have obligations under fire legislation (1-31 to use a competent person to maintain extinguishing equipment in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair, where it is necessary to provide such equipment to safeguard employees in the event of fire.
6 Basic service, extended service and overhaul
The responsible person should ensure that extinguishers, along with any spare gas cartridges and replacement charges, are maintained regularly. Basic service, extended service and overhaul should be carried out at intervals not less than those recommended in Table 1, in accordance with Annex D, Annex E and Annex F, respectively, taking into account the safety precautions given in Annex C.
NOTE 1 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999(91 require this to be done by a competent person.
NOTE 2 It is good practice for the competent person to assess the suitability of the extinguishers provided for the local risks and to report any that are deemed unsuitable (see 220.127.116.11).BS 5306-3-2009 pdf free download.
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