Fire Extinguisher Testing is a requirement of AS1851:2012 in accordance with the Queensland Development Code MP6.1. Here at 1st Choice Fire we can maintain and test your fire extinguishers as part of the routine 6 monthly, annual and 5 yearly requirements as listed in AS1851:2012. We will keep your fire extinguishers compliant and notify you of any defects. We issue full service record reports to keep your fire documentation compliant.
1st Choice Fire has cross trained technicians so the benifit of using our services is that you deal with one person at the time of service and not multiple technicians for multiple systems. We aim to offer unparralleled service with cost effectiveness and positive courteous staff.
Please contact us to book in your preventative maintenance plan to keep your site compliant with Australian Standards, QFES requirements and to stop any insurance claims being void due to non-compliant fire extinguishers.
1st Choice Fire services sites all across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. For all you fire extinguisher testing, inspection, maintenance, sales and installation requirements please don't hesitate to contact us and organise a quotation or the preventative maintenance of your fire extinguishers today.
Fire extinguishers are your first line of defence against fire. Over 90% of all fires are controlled or extinguished with a hand held fire extinguisher. Having your extinguishers tested at regular intervals (as stated in AS1851:2012) will save lives. 1st Choice Fire’s team will ensure that your fire extinguishers are working as they should and provide the necessary protection against future fire risk.
Here in Australia we have several different types of fire extinguishers. Each extinguisher has its own purpose and contains unique contents designed to control a certain class of fire. At 1st Choice Fire our specialist fire extinguisher servicing technicians are familiar with each type of extinguisher as well as how often they need to be tested.
All businesses have a responsibility to protect their employees. Providing your staff with maintained fire protection equipment will ensure they have the best chance of avoiding harm in an fire emergency. Minimise damage to your property and remain compliant with national workplace safety standards. The servicing of fire extinguisher devices must be conducted by a competent person who holds a QBCC licence.
How often do I need fire extinguisher maintenance?
AS1851:2012 states that fire extinguisher test and refill services should occur at the following intervals:
1. All portable and wheeled fire extinguishers need to be tested every 6 months.
2. Pressure testing and refills should be carried out at once every 5 years.
Records of the tests and their dates should be kept on the metal inspection tag attached to each extinguisher. The fire extinguisher tag should only be stamped by a trained individual holding a QBCC licence (stamping a tag without a licence is a chargeable offence under the Fire Safety Act 1990). We ensure our safety testing staff have access to the support and ongoing training they need to provide communities with reliable fire protection services.
Test fire extinguisher equipment in your workplace today
During fire extinguisher inspections, 1st Choice Fire will check for a range of items listed in AS1851:2012. Your fire safety technician will perform thorough inspection and testing procedures according to the current AS1851:2012. We are recognised for inspection and testing of fire protection equipment. Our team members follow a strict checklist when assessing the functionality of each item.
Ask our team members about compliance. We help businesses across Queensland meet their legal obligations and provide safe working environments for all employees. If you have any questions about your individual business requirements, get in touch today. We can help you secure your workplace with premium service fire extinguisher safety testing.
For an expert fire extinguisher inspection service, choose 1st Choice Fire today. We’ll check every part of your equipment to make sure your team members are protected. We provide refills for all the different types of extinguishers. Our team members have the knowledge and experience to get the job done. We conduct refills of all types of fire extinguishers including dry chemical powder, Co2, water, foam, and wet chemical. If you’re unsure which fire extinguishers you have simply check the labelling or ask one of our team members to take a look.
Why should I choose 1st Choice Fire for fire extinguisher testing?
Our fire extinguisher testing service includes a data management system that creates digital copies via PDF format which are despatched straight from the technicians field device upon completion of the service. Your fire protection testing history will be easily accessible so that you can ensure timely testing and refilling of all your fire extinguishers. We provide each of our clients with a document that details the status of each piece of equipment we test. Each item on the report corresponds to the fire extinguisher tag that our technicians tested on site.
By establishing a relationship with 1st Choice Fire, you are ensuring compliance for years to come. We can notify you when your next test is due and keep track of any legislative changes so that you don’t have to. By having our team manage your fire extinguisher maintenance, you are making it easier to track your obligations and protect the occupants of your building.
Our fire safety team is made up of the most experienced safety testing technicians in the country. At 1st Choice Fire, testing fire extinguishers is our speciality. We are completely up-to-date with Australian fire extinguisher standards. We monitor any changes to policy as well as fire extinguisher contents/usage guidelines.
1st Choice Fire services are fully mobile and available throughout Queensland. We can come to your place of business at a time that suits you. Contact our team and we will introduce you to your local fire safety technician. 1st Choice Fire technicians are committed to providing quality safety checks and encouraging safe communities. Contact us today to for a free quote or more information about your unique safety testing requirements.