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Maintain Extinguishers in Usable Condition

Fire extinguishers must be maintained in usable condition. Inspect extinguishers regularly to ensure the following.

  • Seals and tamper indicators are not broken or missing.
  • Pressure gauges or indicators read in the operable range.
  • There is no physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzles.
Fire Extinguisher Charge Indicators

Check the charge level of your fire extinguishers regularly. Replace them immediately if they are not fully charged.

  • Fire extinguisher charge indicator: Button style
    To check this style of extinguisher, depress the green button. If it is fully charged, the green button should pop back out immediately.
  • Fire extinguisher charge indicator: Needle style
    On this style of fire extinguisher, the needle indicator should be in the "full" range.