Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers

To provide students with the necessary technical knowledge to perform the maintenance of fire extinguishers

Duration : 4 days (32 hours)

Countries Running the Course

If this course is not available in your country, please contact with your member training.

Individuals responsible for fire extinguisher’s maintenance or those responsible for the supervision of maintenance work


At the end of the course the students will:
• prepare and organize the work, according to the company procedures, technical specifications and health and safety regulations
• perform the maintenance of fire extinguishers, using tools and equipments appropriate to the maintenance and fire extinguishers type:
• identify and classify the fire extinguishers, in order to define the type of maintenance to be performed
• collect and record the identification data of fire extinguishers, e.g. Type of fire extinguisher, serial number, date of the last maintenance/recharge, etc.
• check and rectify the status of the fire extinguishers components
• check the body of the fire extinguisher
• recharge the fire extinguisher using the appropriate fire extinguishant
• close and pressurize (if necessary) the fire extinguisher, in accordance with the manufacturer´s instructions and relevant standards
• verify the fire extinguisher, fit the seal and attach the label maintenance
• ensure the maintenance and upkeep of the machines and tools used in the fire extinguisher maintenance
• fill the maintenance report

• European and national regulations
• Standards and specifications
• Combustion principles and fire classes
• Types and operation of fire extinguishers
• Technology and construction materials
• Service life and maintenance frequency
• Rejection criteria of fire extinguishers
• Planning of fire extinguisher maintenance
• Health and safety
• Inspection, maintenance and recharging
• Records
• Use of tools and equipments
• Inspection, maintenance and recharging of fire extinguishers
• Records

Written and a compulsory practical examination