BS 5306-9:2015 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Recharging of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice

BS 5306-9:2015

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

Status : Current   Published : March 2015

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What is this standard about?

This new part of the BS 5306 series brings together and updates the two parts of BS 6643, providing all recommendations for the recharging of portable fire extinguishers in a single standard.

It provides key information to help service engineers correctly service portable fire extinguishers. It also enables building owners to ensure that there are effective fire sighting  provisions in their buildings.

Who is this standard for?

  • Architects
  • Public and private sector building owners
  • Those involved with sprinkler design
  • Installation and maintenance companies
  • Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs)
  • The insurance industry

Why should you use this standard?

This Code of practice provides essential guidance and recommendations on the regular servicing, maintenance and recharging of portable fire extinguishers. It also includes recommendations for components, gas cartridges, propellants and the refill of extinguishing media.

Disposable extinguishers are not intended to be recharged and are therefore outside the scope of this part of BS 5306.

What’s changed since the last update?

This part of BS 5306 overtakes BS 6643-1:1985 and BS 6643-2:1985, which are withdrawn.

Bringing two standards into a new edition of the BS 5306 series means that all the recommendations for the service and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers can now be found within a single BS suite of standards. 

The European Committee for Standardisation does not currently have standards that address the domestic and residential sprinkler market. 




Standard NumberBS 5306-9:2015
TitleFire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises. Recharging of portable fire extinguishers. Code of practice
StatusCurrent
Publication Date31 March 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 5306-3:2017, BS EN 3, BS 7863, BS EN ISO 5923
Informative References(Provided for Information)Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Chemical (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002, BS 5306-4, Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, BS EN 3, Regulation (EC) No. 2037/2000, BS 5306-8, Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011, BS 5306-5.2, Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) (Northern Ireland Regulations 2003, Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001, Transportable Pressure Vessels Regulations 2001, Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010, Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974, Transportable Pressure Vessels Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003, Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, BS 5306-1, Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) Regulations 2011, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, BS 7863
ReplacesBS 6643-1:1985, BS 6643-2:1985
Draft Superseded By14/30295810 DC
DescriptorsFire extinguishers, Foams, Firefighting equipment, Carbon dioxide, Halogenated hydrocarbons, Water, Marking, Gas cylinders, Particulate materials, Filling, Maintenance, Chemical composition, Portable, Powder fire extinguishers, Safety measures, Water fire extinguishers
ICS13.220.10
CommitteeFSH/2
ISBN978 0 580 85526 9
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages22
File Size80 KB
Price£130.00


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