Fire Extinguisher Installation Guide
Integral Fire Protection provides the highest quality of service when dealing with the installation of fire extinguishers. Every extinguisher we install meets all current Australian Standards to ensure that our clients meet their obligatory fire and safety requirements. For further information on installation pricing, don’t hesitate to contact us HERE.
If you are simply looking to purchase fire extinguishers and are confident enough to install them on your own, head to our online store HERE. If installing your fire extinguisher on your own, we encourage that you are informed and understand how to install extinguishers in accordance with AS2444, see below.
Location Advice – According to AS2444
Section 2.3.9 – Additional consideration should be given to the provision of fire extinguishers suitable for use on electrically energised equipment (CO2, dry powder) and cooking oils and fats (wet chemical). Such fire extinguishers should be located between 2m and 20m from the hazard.
Section 2.3.10 – Selection and location for significant switchboards – A carbon dioxide or other type of fire extinguisher having an E rating shall be located between 2m and 20m from a significant switchboard.
No extinguisher should be mounted higher than 1200mm (120cm) off the floor. The bottom of the extinguisher should be no less than 100mm (10cm) from the floor.
Mounting the Extinguisher to the Wall
The majority of fire extinguishers we supply come with a wall bracket with the remaining smaller extinguishers being supplied with a vehicle bracket. The wall mount is simply a small hook that requires 2 wall fixings.
When installing fire extinguishers, our experienced fire technicians consider the following:
- What is the correct type of fire extinguisher to install on the premises?
- Does the fire extinguisher rating provide sufficient square meter coverage for the premises and the level of associated fire risk?
- What type of wall is the fire extinguisher being mounted to? And which fixings are best suited to mount the extinguisher to that wall?
- The weight of the fire extinguisher (9kg dry powder fire extinguisher weighs 14Kg+)
- Are there any cables / pipework behind the installation wall?
- How much foot traffic the extinguisher will be exposed to (Low traffic areas are ideal as it helps prevent accidental demounting, damage and misuse of the extinguisher)
- The extinguishers accessibility in the event of a fire
- Correct signage according to AS2444.
- The surrounding environment (Does a cabinet also need to be installed or a UV cover placed over the extinguisher to prevent it from the elements or reduce misuse?)
If you would like one of our trained technicians to install your equipment or you require further information on how to install it yourself, you can Contact us today for a free quote.