In Ontario, The Ontario Fire Code outlines the annual requirements for maintaining your fire alarm, emergency/exit lighting, fire extinguishers and other life safety systems. It is mandatory not optional to make sure the systems installed in your building are functioning as intended to protect life and property. There are also daily, weekly, monthly and semi-annual requirements for your systems.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER FACTS
The first fire extinguisher on record was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey
Fire extinguishers play an important role for business owners. In about 80 percent of fire incidents, a fire extinguisher is all that’s necessary to put out the fire
If your employees can’t find or reach the fire extinguisher, they can’t use it
When fire extinguishers are used to put out small fires, they also have an amazing benefit towards the environment