How often should my fire extinguisher be inspected?

Your fire extinguisher’s pressure gauge should be checked monthly to be sure that the extinguisher is holding pressure. The monthly checks can be made by you or someone assigned to do so in your business. The monthly checks should be documented.
Also, the fire extinguisher should be inspected and certified annually by a fire protection equipment company. A complete breakdown and internal inspection must be done every 6 years. Both the annual and 6 year inspections shall be done by a fire protection equipment company. To find a fire protection equipment company to service your fire extinguishers, check in the Yellow Pages under “Fire Extinguishers”.

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