Category: fire extinguishers

November 5, 2018 Roy Williams

OSHA rule 29 CFR 1910 establishes the requirements for portable fire extinguishers in a business. Employers are generally required by the OSHA rule to provide employees with portable fire extinguishing equipment for use in fighting incipient stage fires in the workplace. An “incipient-stage fire” means initial or beginning stage that can be controlled or extinguished…

August 20, 2018 Roy Williams

Time and time again, we at Jay L Harman Fire Equipment hear questions about the proper use, proper maintenance and proper testing of fire extinguishers. This article addresses some of the frequently asked questions and provides short easily understandable answers. Again, this is only SOME of the FAQs. If you have questions regarding fire extinguishers,…

May 30, 2018 Roy Williams

Most business have portable fire extinguishers located around the workplace to aid in the initial response to small fires or fires when they first start. BUT, as a business owner, did you know that OSHA prohibits you from allowing your employees to use one of those fire extinguishers in the event of a fire unless…

May 30, 2018 Roy Williams

There are many OSHA requirements for portable fire extinguishers that businesses may not be aware of and may be surprised to learned.  Here are four of the frequently asked questions associated with these requirements that help explain some of these requirements to help take away some of the mystery surrounding state and federal OSHA requirements…

January 29, 2018 Roy Williams

Fire extinguishers are generally placed indoors in visible and easily accessed areas. They are designed to prevent the spread of fires or to put them out completely. When a fire extinguisher is activated, it will send a spray consisting of flame-retardant chemicals into the fire which will stop the flames. These units require scheduled service…

January 29, 2018 Roy Williams

A fire extinguisher is one of the most important pieces of equipment owned by any business. The quality and condition of your business’s fire extinguishers can make the difference between a minor inconvenience and a catastrophe involving injuries, loss of life and property damage. The best way to cut down and even eliminate the danger…

December 1, 2017 Roy Williams

No one expects to experience a fire. Fires can break out unexpectedly in your commercial business, home, car and even your camping vehicles. Fire extinguishers are invaluable items to have in every situation. Most of us don’t think we’ll ever have to use our fire extinguisher – but we all need to know where they…

February 7, 2017 Roy Williams

Common frequently asked questions most businesses in El Paso TX and Las Cruces NM want answers to when purchasing fire extinguishers are: How many fire extinguishers do I need in my building? While the exact number of fire extinguishers required for each building varies based on the unique layout and hazard level, as a general…

February 7, 2017 Roy Williams

Fire extinguisher guidelines require that you have your equipment professionally inspected, tested, and tagged annually. But since fire extinguishers are designed to be a quick-response means of defending your building against fires, they need to be able to work at a moment’s notice all year long! In addition to annual professional inspections, here are some…