FIRE EXTINGUISHER INSPECTIONS, TESTING and MAINTENANCE
Fire Extinguisher Testing Report Coverage
Your fire protection strategy is not complete without a plan for regular fire extinguisher regular inspections, testing and maintenance.
Vanguard provides comprehensive inspections, testing, and maintenance of your portable hand-operated fire extinguishers. With Vanguard, when an inspection or system test reveals a deficiency, you can count on our factory-trained technicians to return your extinguishers to working order and inspection ready status as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
NFPA 10 Certified Technicians
Vanguard Technicians meet or exceed the NFPA 10 requirements. NPFA 10 requires those who maintain, service, and recharge portable extinguishers be certified and have the appropriate service manuals, proper tools, recharge materials, lubricants and the appropriate replacement parts.
This code change is relatively recent and is one method customers can use to evaluate the skill set of technicians servicing their fire equipment.
Vanguard includes BuildingReports®, the industry’s most robust reporting technology solution, with each inspection. This technology provides 24/7 access to your inspection reports, NFPA citations for any deficiencies, the ability to track your upcoming equipment servicing needs, and details of work performed at your facility.
Vanguard is a BuildingReports Verified Service Member. Regardless of location, size or complexity of your facility, rest assured that Vanguard will meet your inspection and compliance reporting needs.
Fire Extinguisher Reports Include:
An overview of your inspection report.
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Report
This report provides details on the Hydrostatic Test and Maintenance/Breakdown dates for fire extinguishers. Items that will need either of these services at any time in the next two years of the report are displayed.
Inspection and Testing
The Inspection & Testing section lists all of the items inspected in your building, which are then categorized by the applicable code reference.
Fire extinguishers shall be subjected to maintenance at intervals of not more than one year, at the time of hydrostatic test, or when specifically indicated by an inspection or electronic notification. (NFPA 10 18.104.22.168.1)
The Discrepancy Report consolidates each discrepancy listed within the various Testing sections of your Inspection. Discrepancies are listed by Category, and grouped by device type. The description of the problem is provided and where appropriate, code references are listed for your convenience. Any item that was inspected that is listed on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website and is subject to a recall by the manufacturer is included.
Inventory and Warranty Report
Lists each of the devices and items that are included in your Inspection Report. A complete inventory count by device type and category is provided. Items installed within the last 90 days, within the last year, and devices installed for two years or more are grouped together for easy reference.
The Service Summary section provides an overview of the services performed.
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