Diskin Fire - Service and Maintenance

By: Diskin Fire  05/12/2011
Keywords: Maintenance Service, Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

With a Diskin Fire Extinguisher Service you can be confident that your extinguishers are:

A. Properly located and easily accessed

B. Appropriately deployed against hazards specific to your facility

C. Fully charged and ready for immediate use

The Diskin Fire 6-Step service program to Irish Standard 291:2002 includes:

  1. Visual inspection and Checking of all extinguishers on site:- The Check List items include:- weight, tamper seal, safety pin, pressure gauge, squeeze-grip valve, hose / nozzle, instruction label, cleanness and wall bracket.
  2. Numbering and Re-numbering of all extinguishers as required
  3. Temporary Replacement & Discharge Testing to I.S.291:2002
  4. Updating of existing service label or fitting of a new one
  5. Completion of Maintenance Report / Certificate
  6. Review of extinguisher placement, sizes and types and preparation of a list of recommendations if required.
Fire Hose Reels

Maintenance should only be carried out by trained persons only. Persons undertaking this maintence must be authorised to do so by the person in charge of the area or premises. All Diskin Fire service technicians are so trained.

Fire Hose Reelds should be maintained annually to BS 5306-1:2006 and the following work should be carried out:

- a) Inspect the reel and if necessary the swing arm for any evidence of leaks or damage

b) Ensure the reel has been correctly installed and that no alterations have been made

c) Check hose guide, signage and attachment to wall

d) Turn off the gate valve and run out the hose to where it can be safely discharged

e) Remove the nozzle and fit a flow meter / pressure gauge

f) Turn on at the gate valve and take a flow reading

g) Close the nozzle and take a pressure reading

h) Check whole length of the hose for leaks or damage

i) Replace the nozzle and rewind the hose

j) Fill in the service label and record the work details on the maintenance report.

Fire Hydrants

The Diskin Fire annual maintenance service program to B.S. 5306-1:2006 includes:-

  1. Visual Inspection and Cleaning of all Fire Hydrants on site:- The Check List items include:- Signage, Hydrant Cover, condition and suitability of coupling & lug.
  2. 2. Hydraulic Pressure & Flow Testing noting individual findings
  3. 3. Completion of Maintenance Report

The British Standards 5306 Part 1 outline the procedures for six-monthly inspection and annual wet pressure testing of fire hydrants, to be carried out by competent persons and stresses the importance of regular maintenance of fire fighting equipment.

Legislation requires that fire appliance equipment should be regularly maintained and kept in full working order. Neglect in this area, by those responsible for the safety of the equipment, could constitute criminal liability, which may result on conviction, in a heavy fine or prison sentence.

Most building insurance policies carry wording which place the onus on the policyholder to maintain fire appliance equipment in the working order and there is a requirement that tests of fire equipment are carried out at least every twelve months to ensure it is in working order. Failure to comply could invalidate cover.

Report Samples

Extinguishers No. Type Q| YM| S| DT| R| PT|
Location                
Hanger 6
Gr. Fl. Entrance Hall
Area Cleaning Cell
Area Left Hand Side
Area Centre Door Pillar
6000
6001
6002
6018
9ltr. AFFF Spray Water
9ltr. AFFF Spray Water
5kg. CO2
Hose
G
G
G
G
94
95
92
91
Y
Y
Y
Y
97 Y  
                 
Location No. Type Q| YM| S| DT| R| PT|
1st. Floor Branch Office
1st. Floor Visa Office
05
18
2kg. C02
9ltr.Fog Spray Water
G
G
88
81
Y
Y
98
96
Y 98
                 
Emergency Lighting No. Type Q| YM| S| Remarks|
Location
Gr. Fl. Binding Exit
Gr. Fl. New Printing
New Printing Control Room
19
24
29
3hr. Non Maintained Exit Light
3hr. Non Maintained Halogen Twin Spot
3hr. Non Maintained Escape Light
G
GG
96
9696
Y
YY
Bulb Repl.
                 
Fire Alarm                
Location No. Type Q| YM| S| Remarks|
Safe Room
Interview Room
Staff Corridor
Toilets
07
09
15
16
24v Siren
Smoke Detector
Break Glass Call Point
Heat Detector
G
G
G
G
94
94
94
94
Y
Y
Y
Y
Head Repl.
Q = Condition of Item YM = Year of Manufacturing S = Serviced
DT = Year last discharge tested PT = Year last pressure tested R = Recharged

Keywords: Extinguishers, Maintenance Service