Fire hoses

Fire hoses are a common piece of fire-fighting equipment in many environments. Their maintenance, which is regulated in terms of methods and frequency by standard UNI 671/3, makes it possible to check that they are in perfect working order; this is fundamentallyimportant since they are a connecting device.

Fire hoses consist of a flexible nylon tube that is rubber coated in order to be more resistant to the high pressure of the water that is delivered, and sometimes, to increase their resistance, they are also coated with a canvas or plastic material.

In order to prevent blockages to the flow of water, fire hoses must be periodically tested to ensure that there are no obstructions or damage that would prevent water from flowing.

Maintenance activities consist of the inspection of the flexible and semi-rigid hoses relating to fire hydrants and hose reels and/or supplied with above-ground and below-ground fire hydrants. The absence of marks or damage and the presence of the required equipment are a guarantee of good performance.

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Maintenance phases and frequency

Phase Frequency Situation
Initial inspection - Assumption
(responsible company)
Occasional Prima della consegna di un nuovo sistema o di un sistema modificato o nella presa in carico della manutenzione di un sistema
Continuous According to the scheduled maintenance plan according to the indication in the 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

Documentation to be acquired prior to starting maintenance activities

  • User and maintenance manual;
  • Product sheets;
  • Logbook and previous certificates.

Initial inspection

To be performed by the Maintenance Technician

Preliminary Inspection
  • Visual inspection of products.
Functional Check
  • Planned annual functional test with pressurisation and/or testing of the product.


To be completed by the Assigned personnel

  • Visual inspection;
  • Checking the status messages on the product.
  • Weekly, monthly depending on the type of check to be carried out and the size of the system.
Increase frequency in the case of:
  • Installations in high-risk environments;
  • Installations in environments with particularly adverse weather conditions;
  • Specific requirements of the manufacturer or designer;
  • Specific problems with the water supply or work planned.

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;
  • Verification of the state of the system.
  • Check the presence and correct location of all boxes in relation to the floor plan / emergency plan, visibility, and accessibility.
  • Check that they are in good condition and that there are no signs of wear, corrosion, or any kind of leakage.
  • Ensure that the equipment and signs are not left damaged or deteriorated

Semi-Annual / Annual Inspection

To be performed by the Maintenance Technician

  • Checking the condition of fire hoses and annual pressing of fire hoses.
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