are essential tools for fighting small fires before building sprinkler
systems engage. Fire extinguishers are to be inspected annually
and an inspection tag should be attached. Each month, the organization's
safety person should check the fire extinguishers to ensure the
pressure needle is in the green section of the pressure dial. There
are twelve spaces on the back of the certification card so that
the safety person can date and initial each month the extinguisher
is inspected. Once
the extinguisher is used or damaged, we need to replace the unit.
pay attention to the location of the fire extinguishers. They should
be mounted in areas of potential threat. They should not be positioned
so that they can be easily knocked off their holder such as in high
traffic areas. Companies supplying fire extinguishers have recessed
cabinets to hold the units if they are in hallways and stairways.