Fire Extinguisher Installation

Fire extinguishers should be located according to the provisions of BS 5306-8:2000 in conspicuous positions, on wall brackets or stands and where they can readily be seen by persons following an escape route. They should be located near to room exits, in corridors, stairways, lobbies and landings. If possible they should be in similar positions on each floor. Care should be taken when siting extinguishers to cover specific individual risk. Extinguishers should not be placed too close to specific risks where the operator could be injured trying to access the appliance.

Mounting Heights

The carrying handle of a portable fire extinguisher with a total gross mass of 4kg and above should be approximately 1 metre from the floor. The carrying handle of a portable fire extinguisher with a total gross mass of less than 4kg should be sited at 1.5 metres from the floor.

For 2 fire extinguishers to be sited side by side

With one extinguisher total mass above 4kg and the 2nd extinguisher below 4kg, both extinguishers can be mounted on the wall at the heaviest extinguisher handle fixing height of 1 metre.

Fire Extinguisher Stands

Where fire extinguishers can not be wall mounted the use of fire extinguisher stands is recommended.

The installation guide above is for information purposes only, all fire extinguishers should be installed or Commissioned by a qualified engineer.