Fire Extinguisher Installation

Fire Extinguishers are the first line of defence at your disposal in controlling a fire emergency. With the right selection and placement of extinguishers fires can be controlled while they are still in their infancy. Futura Fire can assess these factors and ensure you have the right protection for your business.
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Fire extinguisher placement and installation

AS2444 governs the installation of portable fire extinguishers, here is a brief overview of some of the things that entails.


Installation

Fire extinguishers have certain requirements for their installation to ensure that they will be usable by occupants in the event of a fire. The requirements for the installation of a fire extinguisher are:

  • The top of the handle shall be no more than 1200mm from the ground

  • The bottom of the cylinder shall be no less than 100mm from the ground 

  • Not in a location where access poses a hazard to a user 


Signage

All fire extinguishers must have their location identified by a sign, the size depending on the distance it needs to be legible to and where it will be installed. You don’t need a sign for every extinguisher however, a single sign may be used to indicate multiple extinguishers at the one location. According to AS2444, signs must:

  • Be mounted at least 2m above the floor level

  • Be clearly visible from at least 20m in all directions of approach


Location

There are a number of factors that go into where your fire extinguishers should be placed, many will be specific to your site. As such you should engage a competent contractor to ensure your extinguishers are located correctly. Nonetheless, there are some general rules and guidelines set out in AS2444 that you can use to quickly assess the overall suitability of your extinguisher locations:

  • For Class A risks the travel distance from any point to the nearest fire extinguisher is not over 15m

  • If the Class A risk involves electrical equipment the extinguisher requires an E classification


Environment

Aggressive or harsh environments can affect an extinguishers longevity or functionality, if your extinguishers are mounted in an aggressive environment they will require protection, often in the form of a protective bag or cabinet. Some examples of aggressive environments are:

  • Locations that are exposed to sun, wind, rain or salt spray

  • Corrosive atmospheres

  • Dusty or moist environments

  • Locations that expose the extinguisher to intense or continuous vibration

  • Locations with extremes of temperature. 

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