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Fire extinguisher maintenance

Fire extinguisher maintenance

90% of the initial fires are effectively extinguished with a fire extinguisher and/or fire hose reel.

Safe and mandatory

Our advice: maintain your fire extinguishers regularly. In the worst case, your fire extinguishers are not serviced on time and therefore not ready for use in case of a fire. In addition, the correct periodic maintenance of extinguishers such as fire extinguishers is not optional. As of September 1, 2001, the NEN 2559 maintenance standard provides for a strict procedure for this maintenance, which must be carried out by a recognized REOB Maintenance Company. Adequate maintenance is required by the Building Decree. In addition, insurance companies and government departments also require periodic maintenance of fire extinguishers according to this standard.

With a history of almost 100 years, Saval is a reliable choice for your organization. We maintain and inspect every brand and type of fire extinguisher throughout the country.

A number of advantages that we can offer you in the maintenance of your fire extinguishers:

  • With more than 90 service technicians spread throughout the Netherlands, we are always nearby;
  • We maintain and inspect every brand and type of fire extinguisher (as long as parts are available);
  • Our technicians go one step further with additional advice and look at your current situation;
  • We offer you the most environmentally friendly and, in the long term, the most economical product, such as PFAS-free and energy-efficient products;
  • We can also take care of the maintenance and inspection of your emergency lighting, fire hose reels, occupational health and safety materials, dry fire pipes and fire trucks ;
  • Get insight into the status of your safety equipment yourself with free access to our Portal.

Requirements for maintenance according to the NEN standard

A standard for maintenance of fire extinguishers came into effect on 1 July 2001. This standard specifies which extinguishers must be checked and overhauled. Maintenance procedures and activities are detailed in this NEN 2559 standard.

The intervals for the maintenance of fire extinguishers are provided in NEN 2559 as follows:

  • Annual maintenance by an expert person (ODB trained);
  • Five-yearly, extensive maintenance and replacement of the filling of wet and foam extinguishers;
  • Revision after ten years: the extinguisher is completely dismantled and parts and the filling are replaced where necessary; hose, gun and cartridge must be pressure tested; CO2 extinguishers are pressure tested and calibrated;
  • After fifteen years, the extensive maintenance will take place again;
  • After twenty years, extinguishers must be replaced and taken out of use.

Annual maintenance foam extinguisher

What exactly does fire extinguisher maintenance entail? Take a look at the daily activities of the Saval service technician.

In this video we partially explain the maintenance of the foam extinguisher.

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