Make Sure Your Fire Extinguishers Are Ready for Returning Employees

Most workplaces have been operating in dramatically different ways for over a year now, but things are gradually returning to normal, and lots of employers are bringing their employees back into the office. If you’re planning for the return of your employees, it’s important to make sure you have a safe workplace for them to come back to. Ensure your workplace is a safe environment by scheduling a fire extinguisher inspection for your workspace. Keep reading to learn about fire extinguisher inspections.

The importance of fire extinguisher inspections

A lot of business owners assume that as long as a fire extinguisher is unused, it’s ready for an emergency. However, the reality is that fire extinguishers don’t last forever. Once a fire extinguisher has expired, there’s no guarantee it will be able to work effectively to extinguish a blaze. Failing to inspect and test fire extinguishers can leave business owners with no defense against a fire in the event of an emergency, and that can lead to a greater risk of injury and property damage. Fire extinguisher inspections for workspaces give business owners greater confidence and peace of mind knowing their property is protected in case of emergency.

When do I need to get my fire extinguisher inspected?

If you’re wondering when you need to get your fire extinguisher inspected, there are some key things to keep in mind. First of all, there are several different types of fire extinguisher inspections that should be conducted on a routine basis. Here are three types of fire extinguisher inspections to complete:

  • Visual inspection: The most basic type of fire extinguisher inspection is a visual inspection. Conduct a visual inspection of your fire extinguisher on a monthly basis to check for signs of damage, dents or corrosion that might indicate something is wrong with your extinguisher.
  • Maintenance inspection: A maintenance inspection should be conducted by a professional on an annual basis. During this inspection, a fire safety technician will take care of any maintenance or repair services that may be necessary to keep extinguishers working properly.
  • Internal maintenance inspection: An internal maintenance inspection is a more in-depth fire extinguisher inspection that should be conducted every five to 12 years. The precise frequency depends on the type of extinguisher in question, so check the manual to find out how often your extinguishers need to be inspected.

Fire extinguisher inspections for working spaces

At Carpet Capital Fire Protection Inc., we know how important it is for business owners to stay on top of fire safety, but fire protection is often easier said than done. Our team has over 40 years of experience providing fire protection services, including fire extinguisher inspections, and we are committed to taking the guesswork out of fire protection planning. No matter what your needs may be, we’re here to provide personalized fire safety services that are perfect for our customers. Find out more about what we have to offer and get started with a consultation by getting in touch with us today.