Fire extinguishers, but also fire hose reels and emergency lighting, that you use in a professional/public context (store, company, restaurant, hotel/B&B...) must be inspected annually. Fire hose reels that you use purely privately do not require maintenance.
Proper maintenance of extinguishers such as fire reels and fire protection equipment is work for professionals.
- know the products they have to check and maintain thoroughly
- know how they work
- know which inspection and maintenance aspects are vital for proper functioning.
- inspect in accordance with the instruction laid down in Belgian standard NBN S21-050, the police codex, the ARAB and your fire insurance policy. This stipulates that maintenance of small fire extinguishers must take place annually.
Need more information?
Check out the article "How many and which fire extinguishers do I need for professional use and apartments?" and "How many and which fire extinguishers do I need for private use?" in our Advice Center for more information on required fire extinguishers.