Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are the most common and widespread fire-fighting equipment in workplaces and communities.

They are regulated by standard UNI 9994, characterised by the use of a fire-extinguishing agent and by their colour, and are used as the first emergency response equipment should a fire break out.

In order to ensure their effectiveness, it is essential that the checks required by the standard, which details all the activities and maintenance schedules, be performed on them by specialised personnel.

Hot to choose the partner to which to assugn the activities required by the standard?

  • The company and its staff must be competent and certified: check with the Chamber of Commerce that they possess the proper requisites
  • Technical personnel working outdoors must perform their work safely and have available sufficient and appropriate equipment
  • Work on fire extinguishers must be performed by well-equipped workshops that have certified personnel and also guarantee the proper disposal of any resulting waste.
Faro is the right pratner!

  • Expertise: we know the standards and propose the right solution
  • Reliability: we test all the products we offer
  • Care for the environment: we know how to handle waste and have developed a system of circular economy and reuse
The FARO Team

  • Our technicians receive continuous professional training
  • Our staff are direct employees, not subcontracted
  • We are very well acquainted with multi-site industrial, logistics, and retail operations
FARO is always there

  • Technical service on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Direct phone support provided by our operators
  • Expert advice on all regulatory updates

Maintenance phases and frequency

Phase Frequency Situation
Initial inspection - Assumption
(responsible company)
Occasional Assumption of the maintenance of materials with the documentation in hand and also of previous maintenance
weekly and monthly
The condition of the equipment must be checked in accordance with the scheduled maintenance plan
Routine maintenance
(responsible company)
Every six months According to the scheduled maintenance plan
Extraordinary maintenance
(responsible company)
Occasional According to need for major repairs/replacement
Testing and Revision - Defined by the standard

Documentation to be acquired prior to starting maintenance activities

  • User and maintenance manual;
  • Certificates from the previous maintenance provider;
  • Test equipment.

Initial inspection

To be performed by the Maintenance Technician

Preliminary Inspection
  • Verification of correspondence with the expected quantity.


To be completed by the Assigned personnel

  • Visual inspection;
  • Checking the status messages in the documentation.
  • Weekly, monthly depending on the type of check to be carried out and the work schedule prepared by the manager.
Increase frequency in the case of:
  • Installations in high-risk environments;
  • Installations in environments with particularly adverse weather conditions;
  • Specific requirements of the designer.

Periodic inspection

To be performed by the Maintenance Technician

  • Check that the initial inspection documents are on hand;
  • Check that no actions have been taken or structural changes made in the protected environment.
  • For pressurised fire extinguishers: check the internal pressure.
  • For CO2 fire extinguishers: check their condition and charge by weighing them.
  • check the presence, type, and charge;
  • check that the fire extinguisher is free from anomalies such as clogged nozzles, leaks, signs of corrosion, disconnections or cracks in the hoses, etc.;
  • check that the fire extinguisher is free from damage to the supporting structures and the carrying handle; if wheeled, check that the wheels are in working order;
  • check that the fire extinguisher's tank is undamaged and free from dents
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