P50 extinguishers can be visually inspected easily by any person following the manufacturer's simple visual inspection instructions. The annual visual check is then simply recorded on the back of the extinguisher (using a permanent marker) and in the company's fire log book.
Visually inspect the extinguisher, checking for any signs of tampering or damage and ensure that the tamper seal is still in place. Using a clean cloth remove any dust and dirt that may have built up on the extinguisher's body.
Check the manufacturing date of the extinguisher, this is either indicated by the coloured plug in the side of the nozzle holder or printed on the underneath of the extinguisher.
Visually check that the needles in both pressure indicators are in the green. Hold a magnet underneath the front pressure indicator (located directly under the safety pin) and move it from side to side so that the needle follows it. Release the magnet and ensure that the needle returns to the green area of the indicator.
Please Note: If one of the indicator needles is in the RED section, notify us and we will replace the extinguisher on a 7 day replacement service free of charge. P50 extinguishers, just like every other extinguisher, must be visually inspected by yourself throughout the year for damage or discharge. We recommend that you inform your insurance about your new extinguisher maintenance regime and they will add a note to their files.
Our helpful video will guide you through the inspection process to ensure your extinguishers are in full working order.
The steps in the video have been approved by the manufacturer and are consistent with their recommended inspection instructions.