Fire extinguishers are pretty easy to forget about! They sit in your workplace or home day after day “just in case,” but of course you hope you’ll never have to use one. It gets even more tricky when a facility has multiple extinguishers. Even may have a passing thought “one of these six extinguishers should still work if needed.”
Even though fire extinguishers may not always be top of mind, there’s nothing worse than needing an extinguisher in an emergency only to discover that it isn’t charged and doesn’t work. Portable fire extinguisher inspection is extremely important for the protection of businesses and homes — especially since OSHA and Fire Codes require specific procedures when it comes to fire extinguishers in the workplace.
Basic Fire Extinguisher Inspection Checklist
- Confirm the extinguisher is visible, unobstructed, and in its designated location.
- Verify the locking pin is intact and the tamper seal is unbroken.
- Confirm the pressure gauge or indicator is in the operable range or position, and lift the extinguisher to ensure it is still full.
This inspection should be completed monthly.
Lets suppose you work in a facility with 25 fire extinguishers. That is 300 individual monthly inspections per year. Those 300 inspections could be more than 1,000 checks in a checklist! Why not just use your smartphone to complete the inspection. Simply scan a QR code, check, check, and check, and have that information save real time on the QR code, on the smart phone and on a web dashboard. Slate Pages has developed the perfect checklist builder app. The Slate app allows you to quickly custom build your checklist using a smartphone. Once built, the extinguisher inspection can be performed on a smart phone or tablet.
In addition to the inspection check list, the Slate can contain:
- Serial Number
- Warranty Expiration
- Note/Journal field
- URL for Operating Manual or Training video
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