BS 5306-3:2009 - Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice – BSI British Standards

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BS 5306-3:2009

Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : July 2009 Replaced By : BS 5306-3:2017

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What is BS 5306-3:2009?

BS 5306-3:2009 gives best practice recommendations for the initial commissioning of portable fire extinguishers and provides schedules for the maintenance of fire extinguishers installed at locations. It also includes guidance on how to handle specific types of extinguishers without maintenance schedules. BS 5306-3 looks at five levels of installation and maintenance: commissioning; basic service; extended service; overhaul procedures; and recharge.

How does it work?

BS 5306-3:2009 first defines the process of commissioning, before describing visual inspection by anyone responsible for the testing of fire fighting equipment. It looks at the basic service, extended service, overhaul and recharging of extinguishers. The standard also includes information on the training of personnel, as well as the use of halogenated hydrocarbons to fight fire.

Who should buy it?

  • Fire brigades
  • Regulators
  • Fire extinguisher service companies
  • Certification bodies

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Standard NumberBS 5306-3:2009
TitleFire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 July 2009
Withdrawn Date31 October 2017
Cross ReferencesBS 5306-8, BS 6643-1, BS EN 3, BS EN 25923, BS EN 27201-1, BS EN 2, BS EN 1802:2002, BS EN 1803:2002, BS EN 1968:2002, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001, Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, Transportable Pressure Vessels Regulations 2001, Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) Regulations 2002, Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2003, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Regulation (EC) No. 2037/2000, European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) 2003, 97/23/EC, Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2007, Regulation (EC) No. 3093/94, Ozone-Depleting Substances (Minimum Qualifications) Regulations 2006, Regulation (EC) No 842/2006
Replaced ByBS 5306-3:2017
ReplacesBS 5306-3:2003
Amended ByCorrigendum, October 2011
DescriptorsInspection, Personnel, Fire extinguishers (built-in), Labels, Defects, Fire safety in buildings, Air pollution, Visual inspection (testing), Commissioning, Fire extinguishers, Portable, Marking, Maintenance, Training, Firefighting equipment, Halogenated hydrocarbons
ICS13.220.10
CommitteeFSH/2
ISBN978 0 580 76935 1
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages34
File Size636 KB
Price£206.00


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