Fire extinguisher testing & inspection services

Fire extinguisher testing is one of the quickest and simplest ways of safeguarding you and your business when there is a fire incident.

Around 90% of fire incidents can be resolved by using a portable fire extinguisher. A countless number of lives and properties have been saved due to diligent maintenance and testing of extinguishers.

Our professional service technicians are skilled and well equipped to carry out your fire extinguisher testing and offer you valuable information about them.

How often do your fire extinguisher need to be tested?

  • All fire extinguishers have to be inspected at six monthly intervals.
  • They need to be pressure tested and refilled every 5 years.
  • The tests and inspections are to be recorded on the label or metal tag attached to the unit.

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I have had these guys servicing the smoke alarms for my investment properties for awhile now but what I didn't realise is that they can only service and replace batteries but they won't help you out with urgent replacements or repairs. The team went out yesterday to a unit block I have tenants in for a regular service. Today I have had to deal with complaints from two tenants. One was left without a smoke detector and the other had one beeping all day, while she was trying to work from home. When I contacted Aegis Safe and asked them to fix the problem they had caused they said that they couldn't and that I would need to contact someone else. I have had to deal with tenants all day to try and fix their problem. Luckily for me I have a super helpful handyman who was able to assist. I am unsure what a fire safety company are supposed to do if they can't fix smoke detectors?

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Fire extinguisher testing service prices

Fire extinguisher testing services only $100 per service.

Contact us today to book in your service.

This includes:

  • Call out to regular service areas in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
  • Testing report issued.
  • Single property service.
  • Up to 6 fire extinguishers, fire hose reels and fire blankets.
  • Additional extinguishers $10 each.
  • Testing to AS1851-2012.
  • Fire extinguisher compliance check.
  • Service reminders.

Extinguishers must be tested every 6 months.

Clear, upfront pricing.

Easy booking system.

Fire extinguisher services

Service Areas

Our fire service technicians deliver services across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Sunshine Coast

Northern New South Wales

Fire extinguisher safety laws and regulations

  • All fire extinguisher testing work is to be carried out by competent persons. In Queensland this means someone holding a relevant QBCC licence.
  • Summary records of the testing must be supplied to you with the results of the testing service following each service.
  • The supporting summary record shall be completed and shall include a register of the equipment on the premises, a statement of the service performed and details of missing or defective items.

As a business owner that occupies a building in Australia, you are legally obligated to cover the safety requirements to protect of the occupants of the building in the event of a fire incident. Please contact us if you require more information about the law of fire and safety in Australia.

We specialise in carrying out all fire extinguisher testing Brisbane and Gold Coast in compliance with the Australian Standards (AS1851-2012) and the NCC to make sure that you, your staff and your properties remain safe.

Fire extinguisher testing services

Testing of fire extinguishers is crucial to the fire safety plan of any building. Our fire safety technicians can test and inspect the extinguisher and even refill them if needed.

Although fire service technicians can give you advice, they cannot change the guidelines that your workplace depends on for fire safety.

As a business owner or manager, you will ideally want to review all the safety plans that include fire extinguisher maintenance practices, ensuring that you are in full compliance with AS1851 2012.

A good fire service plan entails ensuring that your fire extinguishers are ready for use in the case of any fire incident or emergency. We provide a wide range of fire protection services to ensure that you comply with all fire safety regulations.

Testing fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are installed in all commercial buildings (offices, retail stores, warehouses, factories, etc.), in public buildings (hospitals, schools, universities, theatres, etc.) and multi-occupancy residential buildings all need to be regularly inspected and tested.

The inspection, test and maintenance regime for testing frequency is specified in the Australia Standard AS 1851 The Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment.

 

Fire extinguisher testing requirements

All extinguishers have to be inspected at six monthly intervals and if they don’t have a pressure gauge, they may need to be weighed to make sure they are still full. Some extinguisher types may require additional tasks to be carried out annually. They may need to be emptied, pressure tested and refilled every five years. There may be other extinguisher servicing requirements at 3, 5 or 6 years.

The tests and intervals are to be recorded on a label or metal tag attached to the unit.

No other work is required, provided that the visual inspection shows that the equipment is in a serviceable condition, unless the gauge indicates the unit is under pressure or the weight is too low. Any additional work needed must be approved by the client before being carried out. Extinguishers must, however, be refilled, even if only partially discharged, between the five year services.

 

Here are some guidelines you should follow for your fire extinguisher testing.

  • Testing must be completed every 6 months.
  • The testing standard AS1851-2012 requires servicing by a qualified person.
  • Quick inspections should be carried out periodically to make sure everything is in proper order.
  • You should make sure that all fire safety devices and your fire extinguishers are in proper working condition. This can be ensured by having a reputable fire company service your equipment a carry out fire extinguisher testing.
  • Most varieties of dry chemical extinguishers contain a number of chemicals inside the canister. These extinguishers require an occasional shaking because otherwise some heavier chemicals tend to settle down, thereby destroying the homogeneous mixture and this can greatly reduce efficiency. You need to see if yours requires such regular shaking, typically once a month.
  • Always ensure easy access to your fire extinguishers by all occupants. This is very important because if it isn’t accessible in the time of emergency, then there is no use having it in the first place.
  • Inspect for leaks, dents, rust and wear and tear. Ensure that seals and pins are unbroken.
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Fire extinguisher testing and maintenance

You are required to have your fire extinguishers tested at different intervals as stipulated by the Australian Standards. Below are some guidelines to keep in mind for fire extinguisher testing.

 

We provide the required types of fire extinguisher testing:

  • 6 monthly schedule that consists of specific fire extinguisher servicing.
  • 12 monthly testing schedule that consists of the above procedures plus other specified functional services required by Australian Standards.
  • 5 yearly testing schedule that consists of the 2 above procedures as well as other specified services including pressure tests.

You are expected to test your fire extinguishers every 6 months as specified in the AS1851-2012. Ensure that it is tested by an suitably licenced Gold Coast fire protection company.

Quick inspections should be routinely conducted by staff members to ensure it is in the right working condition.

You should ensure that your fire extinguisher is in its optimal working condition at all times. This can be done by ensuring that a professional fire company is invited to carry out maintenance and testing.

Most types of dry chemical powder fire extinguisher types contain a chemical housed inside the canister. Sometimes the heavier chemicals can settle down; distorting its uniform mixture and this can disrupt its ability to put out fire efficiently. To prevent this happening it is recommended to shake the extinguisher every now and then. Ideally this should occur once every month. You should ensure that this is happening for all of your dry chemical types.

You should also ensure that the fire extinguisher is within easy access for of everybody in the building. This is crucial because if it isn’t accessible by everybody, you defeat the purpose of even having it in the first place.

Furthermore, look for dents, rusts, wear and tear and leaks. Inspect the pins and seals to verify that they are not broken.

Your equipment testing must be at regular intervals as specified by the Australian Standards.

 

The Aegis Safe 10 step fire extinguisher service program includes:

  • Visual inspection of all fire extinguishers on site.
  • Inspecting and recording of maintenance dates.
  • Weighing the fire extinguishers.
  • Visual inspection of the pressure gauges.
  • Inspection of tamper seals and safety pull pins.
  • Removal of discharge hoses and check for continuity.
  • Inspection of the valve assemblies.
  • Cleaning and re-hanging all fire extinguishers.
  • Review of placement, sizes and types.
  • New certification tags to keep you in compliance.​

Fire extinguisher inspections must occur at six monthly intervals and if they don’t have a pressure gauge, they may need to be weighed to check they are still full. Some extinguisher types may require additional tasks to be carried out annually. Extinguishers need to be emptied, pressure tested and refilled every five years. There may be other servicing requirements at 3, 5 or 6 years.

The tests and intervals are to be recorded on a label or metal tag attached to the unit.

No other work is required, provided that the visual inspection of the extinguisher shows that it is in a serviceable condition, unless the gauge indicates the unit is under pressure or the weight is too low. Any additional work needed must be approved by the client before being carried out. Extinguishers must, however, be refilled, even if only partially discharged, between the five year services.

Fire Extinguisher Testing Brisbane

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Fire extinguisher testing, inspections & services

Sales & Installation

Our expert installation team install fire extinguishers in accordance with your specific designs and plans.

Maintenance

Fire extinguishers need to be serviced at regular intervals. We make this easy and cost effective for you.

Inspections

We will inspect and ensure that all your fire extinguishers and equipment are maintained to professional standards.

Industry Capabilities

We will fulfill your requirements for any sized job. We have the expertise to service a single extinguisher or a complete building fitout.

Refilling & Pressure Testing

By pressure testing or refilling your current extinguishers you can save up to 50% on the price of new extinguishers.

Certificates & Documentation

We provide all required documentation from installation certificates to annual fire safety statements & maintenance records.

Fire Extinguisher & Equipment Hire

You can hire extinguishers for your next job, event, festival or party to make sure that you meet your fire safety obligations.

Complete Fire Protection Services

Our team can handle all of your fire protection requirements. Our work is carried out to Australian Standards and at much lower prices than other providers.

Fire extinguisher testing Brisbane

One of the most effective items of fire safety equipment for controlling the initial outbreak of fire in the workplace is a fire extinguisher.

Fire extinguishers are super important when it comes to fire incident scenarios.

They are very handy for containing and putting out small fires and can be easily operated by workers.

Due to this importance of fire extinguishers, it’s crucial to ensure they can perform their job when required. This means that they have been tested and they are functioning properly.

To ensure this important fire safety equipment remains fault free, it’s crucial to undergo fire extinguisher testing. We are the best provider of fire extinguisher testing when it comes to Brisbane due to the following reasons.

 

Fire extinguisher testing experience

When it comes to experienced companies in Australia offering fire extinguisher testing and tagging services as well as testing for all other fire safety equipment, we are at the top of the table.

We have been offering fire extinguisher testing service in Brisbane for multiple years now and are fully aware and equipped to take care of any issues or bugs hampering the proper functioning of fire extinguishers.

Utilizing the services of Aegis safe for fire extinguisher testing Brisbane will ensure your fire extinguishers function properly as and when required.

 

Expert fire extinguisher testing technicians

We have a host of highly-qualified and experienced fire extinguisher testing technicians working for us who utilize the most advanced testing equipment while testing fire extinguishers. We are well known as fire safety experts.

Our experienced technicians will conduct a thorough check-up and fix any lingering issues they might face during the examination.

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Fire extinguisher testing reliability

Aegis Safe is a great option when it comes to fire extinguisher testing Brisbane.

We are one of the most reliable tagging and testing companies in Brisbane and you can trust us to ensure proper functioning of your fire extinguishers and complying with fire safety regulations.

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Testing fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are installed in all commercial buildings (offices, retail stores, warehouses, factories, etc.), in public buildings (hospitals, schools, universities, theatres, etc.) and multi-occupancy residential buildings all need to be regularly inspected and tested.

The inspection, test and maintenance regime for fire extinguisher testing frequency is specified in the Australia Standard AS 1851 Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment.

 

Can your workplace environment impact fire extinguisher performance?

Fire extinguishers that are subjected to severe and harsh environments may need further maintenance, inspection and testing.

For instance, conditions where fire extinguishers are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust-filled areas, overexposure to sunlight, vibration from machines amongst others, can increase the failure rate of fire extinguishers.

Under these conditions, you want to ensure that your fire extinguishers are tested more often. Some companies also take the extra length of sending a team member on a fire extinguisher testing course.

If you have questions about fire extinguisher testing, you should contact a trained and professional fire extinguisher testing expert to ensure that you understand all the rules and standards.

Do you need any kind of help with your fire extinguisher testing, location, compliance and safety checks? Feel free to get in touch with us.

 

Have the risks changed?

The type of extinguishers that were initially installed in your workplace may no longer be appropriate if the type of fire hazard in your workplace has changed.

For instance, if you have more electrical appliances or switchboards newly installed, then additional Class E extinguisher may nned be installed and maintained.

In the case that flammable liquids have recently been introduced I the workplace, then a Class B extinguisher should be installed accordingly.

It is crucial that you review and access your workplace risks from time to time and update the fire extinguishers in your facility in accordance with the fire risks present in your workplace.

 

Are all of your extinguishers mounted and installed correctly?

Periodic inspections of the cabinets, brackets or enclosures used for your fire extinguisher installation will guarantee that they remain correctly mounted. They should be mounted sturdily to the wall or support to properly secure them, whilst also enabling the tags and titles on them to be easily read.

Be careful to not place fire extinguishers in a location that is either difficult to reach or that poses a risk for anybody trying to reach it. Where feasible, fire extinguishers should be ideally placed in regular walk paths and near exits of the building.

 

Does your fire extinguisher installation meet visibility standards?

Fire extinguisher signage needs to be visible from a distance of up to 20 meters from where they are located in all directions.

 

Will your facility need additional fire extinguishers?

You should review the location and placing of your fire extinguishers and decide if you need more in the area. If there is an expansion to any area, you would need to re-evaluate the situation and check to see if the workplace area still complies with the Australian Standard 2444.

If you have questions about fire extinguisher testing, you should contact a trained and professional fire extinguisher testing expert.

If you need any kind of help with your fire extinguisher testing cost, location or compliance and safety checks feel free to get in touch with us.

 

Benefits of fire extinguisher testing

We carry out all fire extinguisher testing in line with the Australian Standards (AS1851-2012) and the Building Codes Australia to ensure that you, your property and investments are safe.

Fire extinguishers are one of the quickest and simplest ways of safeguarding you and your business when there is a fire incident. Around 90% of fire incidents are resolved by using a portable fire extinguisher and thanks to them, a countless number of lives and properties have been saved due to diligent maintenance and testing of a fire extinguisher. Fire extinguisher testing cost much less than finding yourself in a situation where your equipment are not up to standards.

Our professional service technicians are skilled and well equipped to test your fire extinguishers and fire protection equipment as well as offer you valuable information about them.

 

Fire extinguisher testing frequency?

  • All fire extinguishers have to be inspected by a qualified person at six monthly intervals.
  • Fire extinguishers need to be pressure tested and refilled every 5 years.
  • The tests and inspections are to be recorded on the label or metal tag attached to the unit.

 

Fire extinguisher testing laws and regulations

As a business owner that occupies a building in Australia, you are legally obligated to guarantee the safety of the occupants of the building in the event of a fire incident.

 

Fire extinguisher testing standards

AS1851 2012 requires that your fire extinguishers be tested and tagged every 6 months. Fire extinguishers need to be refilled and pressure tested every 5 years. The standard also clarifies who can inspect fire extinguishers.

AS2444 requires fire extinguishers to be located approximately every 20m - 30m in your premises with appropriate signage.

 

We carry out fire extinguisher testing for the following situations

  • Fire extinguisher testing for home-based needs.
  • Fire extinguisher testing for small businesses.
  • Fire extinguisher tests for large businesses in large offices.
  • Fire extinguishers tests for residential buildings and apartments.
  • Fire extinguishers test for shopping centers and business parks.
  • Testing fire extinguishers for schools and universities in Sydney.
  • Testing fire extinguishers for factories, industries, storage complexes, etc.

 

Fire safety plans and fire extinguishers

Fire extinguisher testing is an important part of protecting your property. While fire equipment technicians can test your fire extinguishers and re-charge them when necessary, they are often only responsible for performing servicing routines such as regular inspections and testing. Fire equipment technicians can offer advice and guidance, but they cannot make you change to procedures that your workplace relies on for fire safety.

As a business manager, you will want to carefully review all safety plans that include fire extinguisher testing practices, making sure that you are in compliance with AS1851.1. A solid fire extinguisher testing plan includes making sure that your fire safety equipment is ready to perform for any fire emergency. There are checks that you can do for making sure your fire safety policies are in order. Protect your business or property today with our fire extinguisher testing Gold Coast.