If you feel confident enough to install your own fire extinguishers then the following information will help you to install them correctly and in accordance with AS2444 (Standard can be purchased from SAI Global)
According to AS2444
Section 2.3.9 – Additional consideration should be given to the provision of fire extinguishers suitable for use on electrically energised equipment (CO2, dry powder) and cooking oils and fats (wet chemical). Such fire extinguishers should be located between 2m and 20m from the hazard.
Section 2.3.10 – Selection and location for significant switchboards - A carbon dioxide or other type of fire extinguisher having an E rating shall be located between 2m and 20m from a significant switchboard.
The bottom of the extinguisher should be mounted no less than 100mm from the floor level.
The top of the fire extinguisher handle should be mounted so that it is no more than 1200mm from floor level.
Each fire extinguisher that leaves our premises is supplied with a wall bracket. This is a simple hook that requires 2 wall fixings.
Careful consideration needs to be given to the following
If you are unsure about location, type or have any questions do not hesitate to contact us and ask us for advice.