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Fire Extinguishers & Equipment FAQs

What height should extinguishers be installed at?

If the weight of the extinguisher is less than 4kg, the top of the handle should be 1.5m above ground level when installed. If the mass weight is more than 4kg, the top of the handle should be 1.0m above ground level.

When you are installing two extinguishers next to each other, both can be set at the height of the heaviest extinguisher.

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