Click to add fire extinguisher to be inspected
Is there a fire extinguisher on this floor/level?
STOP: Immediately notify your admin
Where is this fire extinguisher located on the floor you are on?
Is the fire extinguisher easily visible?
Is there adequate signage above the fire extinguisher?
Is the fire extinguisher elevated from the ground?
Is the fire extinguisher's immediate surrounding free from obstruction?
Is the fire extinguisher easily removable from its bracket/container? (For fire extinguishers inside glass cabinets, it is alright to not move them anymore)
Come closer to the fire extinguisher for visual inspection.
Enter Serial Number (e.g. can be found on the inspection tag or somewhere on the cylinder)
Is the cylinder tank and all external metal parts free of corrosion, dents or other signs of damage?
Is the sticker/label on the cylinder in readable?
Is the hose free of cracks or other signs of damage?
Have a look at the inside of the nozzle. Does it show any leak?
Is the locking pin present and intact?
Is the seal present and not broken? (The seal's material can be plastic or metal)
Locate the pressure gauge at the top of the cylinder. Here is an example of a pressure gauge.
Is the pressure gauge pointed within the optimal green range [refer image above]?
For a quick fix: Sometimes, the pressure gauge is in the red because of the chemical having settled down in the cylinder. Try fixing this by removing the fire extinguisher from its bracket/container (if allowed), carefully turn it upside down twice (refer to image attached), and shake it well. Check if the gauge indicator goes back to green.
Was a completed inspection for the previous month reflected on the inspection tag?
Your summary of observations