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Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection

NFPA 10 requires that all ABC or BC dry chemical extinguishers must receive a 6 year maintenance check. This is a full discharge of the extinguisher, inspection of all components and recharged. 12 year hydrostatic testing is for dry chemical and clean agent extinguishers. After hydrostatic testing, the fire protection technician must attach a label to the fire extinguisher, recording the month, year, test pressure used and name of the fire protection service company.

Annual inspections, maintenance and functional tests for portable fire extinguishers:

  • Six year maintenance

  • 12 year hydrostatic testing

  • Locate pressure tamper indicator, hose/nozzle sign, hanger, hazard assessment, WHMIS label

  • Ensure that the operating instructions on the nameplate are legible and clear

  • Ensure that safety seals and tamper indicators are not broken or missing

  • Check for fullness (confirmed by weighing or lifting)

  • Inspect for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage or clogged nozzle

  • Identify that the pressure gauge reading or indicator is in the operational range or position

  • Ensure extinguishers are in proper operating condition

  • Inspect shell and nameplate

Safety/Risk/Competency Assessments
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How Competency Assessments Increase Safety 

Supplying awareness is a great step in safety. However, some people don’t learn from classroom lessons as easily as others. When staff is given competency tests, techniques can be improved through practice, unsafe lifting methods can be addressed, and experience can be shared through demonstration. This all equates to a safer environment both in reality and on paper.

How does your company ensure that their workers are competent to operate equipment and perform their required tasks?

“Is this person competent to do this job?” is one of the first things we should be asking as safety professionals. Do you know you need to perform competencies, but there just isn't enough time to learn about them and then create the forms and train your team?

At Maverick Fire and Safety, we're here to help. We can review your current safety program, perform a GAP analysis, and help you implement the required changes to your competency program to get it up to date. 

Monthly Site Safety Inspection

Owning or managing a business comes with a never-ending to-do list. There are a million things that we can't help you with, but there are definitely some areas we CAN help. Making sure your workplace is safe and in compliance is one of those areas. 

Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Once a month, business owners will need to perform a visual inspection of the portable fire extinguishers in the workplace. When visually inspecting a fire extinguisher, business owners should:

  • Look for any signs of physical damage, such as leaks, dents, or corrosion

  • Check the pressure gauge to ensure that the indicator is in the operating range

  • Check to make sure the pull-pin seal is still intact

  • Verify the date of the last professional inspection

  • Initial and date the back of the tag to mark the monthly visual inspection

Site Safety Inspections

In addition to checking your extinguishers on a monthly basis, we also check the emergency lights, first aid kits, eye wash stations, OHS requirements are met with regards to posted ERP's and Policies, and if you have a COR, we also check to ensure you are in compliance and would pass an Audit. 

Safety and Risk Management
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Building A Safety Program That Works For You

Some HSE programs are too bulky and burdensome for their business while others are too thin and lacking key elements. We are passionate about building a safety program that works for you while being in full compliance with OHS and COR requirements. An off-the-shelve safety program will leave your organization at risk while creating inefficiencies throughout your operations. We take into account the size, complexity, and culture of your organization because it matters when building a HSE program that works for you. We can take it a step further by providing training and ongoing support to make sure you are properly implementing your safety program in a cost-effective manner.

Maverick Fire and Safety utilizes a comprehensive and systematic approach to OH&S management, ensuring that individual elements interact smoothly and efficiently with operations to elevate your company to the leading edge of safety. 
What does this look like? 

  1. A custom online Safety Portal available to your workers used for training, electronic record keeping and custom orientations. 

  2. Customized, electronic safety forms that can be accessed “offline” (out of cellular service range). Using the data from the submissions, you will be provided with a live-time audit preparation tracker.

  3. Safety Manual Customization based on your operations

  4. Development of Policies & Procedures 

  5. Incident Management 

  6. WCB Claims Management and Administration

  7. Compliance Site Monitoring 

  8. RFP/Bid Package assistance

  9. COR/SECOR Preparation

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