Unless you’re employed by a fire extinguisher company or own one, it’s easy to overlook and neglect these products in our home and office. You may or may not notice the fire extinguisher sitting somewhere in your kitchen or workspace, but it’s there for a reason.
While no one really wants to use it, you still need to understand how it works and the steps required for proper maintenance. This way, you’re prepared in case a fire breaks out.
There’s a great chance that learning about a fire extinguisher is not at the top of your priority list. However, nothing is worse than not knowing how to use an extinguisher in case of an emergency. Or, even if you know how to use one but haven’t been inspecting it regularly, you won’t know if it will work when the time comes for you to use it.
Therefore, you should know how to ensure a fire extinguisher’s compliance and maximum safety. One of the recommendations is to have a visual inspection done once a month.
Watch this informational video by BYUI Fire Safety, where you’ll discover how a fire extinguisher company conducts yearly inspections on products. By knowing and fully understanding the steps, you can try to do the inspection for your fire extinguisher yourself. However, do take note that it’s better to have professionals handle this type of job.