Rylow Group Fire Extinguisher Testing and Tagging Services
WHAT IS FIRE EQUIPMENT TESTING AND TAGGING?
Portable Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are the quickest way of protecting your business and its assets when a fire occurs. Maintenance and regular inspections are essential to ensure that in the case of an emergency the equipment is fully operational ready to use.
Rylow Group’s extinguisher testing is done at 6-monthly intervals, by way of a visual inspection of the signage, accessibility to the extinguisher, mounting brackets, pressure gauges, safety pin, labels and the security tie. After a passed test has been achieved the service tag is punched with a number referring to the service or inspection taken place.
Pressure testing of extinguishers must be carried out every 5 years and the extinguisher contents are replaced.
Rylow Group provides a complete and ongoing fire equipment maintenance solution to ensure that your fire safety measures are both functional and compliant with both BCA standards and the fire standards.
Our capability to service and test a wide range of extinguishers is second to none. We can provide regular maintenance for all kinds of fire equipment to suit any organisations including schools, public buildings, food outlets, retail stores, small businesses and private managers such as body corporates.
HOW RYLOW GROUP HELPS!
- Identify fire hazards, this includes malfunctioning equipment.
- Provide an ongoing management solution to ensure you are up to date with your inspection intervals and maintain compliance with your testing and tagging schedule
- All your testing requirements are completed by licensed, qualified professionals.
- Reliable and cost-effective solution
Disclaimer – Testing and tagging ensures the compliance aspect of your equipment is satisfactory, it does not, however, imply that your equipment is performing to manufacturer specifications.
WHY DO I NEED TO TEST AND TAG MY FIRE EQUIPMENT?
Under Queensland legislation, if you’re an employer, you must comply with workplace health and safety guidelines. Requiring all of your fire equipment to be in a safe working condition. Fire equipment can wear and tear with time and depending on the environment it is used in can require more frequent inspection. Testing and Tagging must be is part of your Health and Safety Management System and process to ensure ongoing compliance with WHS and providing a safe workplace under your duty of care as a PCBU.
WHAT IF I FAIL TO COMPLY?
- Negligible and liable completely for a workplace accident.
- Insurance may refuse any claims
- Increased premiums
- Your company may also be fined, penalised or if the accident was severe, face possible Imprisonment under the Industrial Manslaughter Offence