Monthly Inspections of Fire Extinguishers
Ontario Fire Code
All occupancies covered by the Ontario Fire Code require monthly and annual inspections of portable extinguishers. Any dry chemical extinguisher, whether for private or commercial use, must be disassembled, inspected internally and re-built every 5 or 6 years and hydro statically tested every 12 years. Extinguishers containing other agents are subject to other periodic maintenance.
Inspections—Its the Law!
Inspections of your portable fire extinguishers is the law in Canada Article 18.104.22.168 Unless otherwise specified, the owner is responsible for carrying out the provisions of this Code.
Where this Code requires that records of inspections, maintenance procedures or tests be retained for examination by the authority having jurisdiction, such records shall be retained during the required time interval between the inspections, maintenance procedures or tests, or for 2 years, whichever is greater.
A written record shall be kept of all tests and corrective measures for a period of two years after they are made, and the record shall be made available upon request to the authority having jurisdiction.
At SCO we perform and complete an inspection with proper paper work and your report is then transferred to a PDF file and made available to you in both print and CD form. Your printed form will have a separate form with all listed inspection deficiencies found by our technicians with code references and recommendations and cost of repairs and or corrective measure.
Lost your inspection report? Not to worry we keep our reports on site for a minimum 5 years!