As per South Africa National Standards (SANS) 1475 Part 1 & 2, which is the national standard for servicing firefighting equipment items such as extinguishers, hose reels and hydrants, as well as local municipal by-laws and the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, all fire equipment must be serviced at least once a year, by an accredited and registered firefighting equipment serving company. Absolute Health Services (AHS) partner company First Aid Fire and Safety Training (FAFST), is a registered SANS (SABS) firefighting equipment serving company and AHS is also accredited by South Africa Qualifications Certification Committee (SAQCC) as a firefighting equipment servicing training company.
All our SAQCC registered technicians are fully qualified firefighting equipment servicing technicians who can assist your company with your firefighting equipment servicing. AHS technicians will be able to service your various types of fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, fire hose reels and booster connections. After completion of the servicing of your fire equipment, your company will receive a fire equipment servicing compliance certificate. This Certificate of Compliance (COC) needs to be provided to your local insurance company/broker as proof that your fire equipment was serviced as per SANS 1475 Part 1 & 2.
In addition to receiving your COC for the firefighting equipment servicing you will also receive a firefighting equipment monthly check sheet, which will assist your fire wardens in completing their monthly check sheets. In addition, an updated firefighting equipment register, which will list all your equipment in terms of: type and size of firefighting equipment, location of the fire equipment, last servicing date and next advisable servicing date.
AHS has a state of the art firefighting equipment servicing workshop at our Johannesburg operation, as well as a mobile servicing workshop unit, which is used to service clients all over the country. The advantage of utilizing AHS for your firefighting equipment servicing is that we can bring the mobile unit to your premises and service most of your firefighting equipment without removing them from site, which may leave you vulnerable should a fire break out in your building.
As per SANS Part 1 and 2 all stored pressure type (STP) fire extinguishers needs to be pressure tested at least once every 5 years, carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers needs to be pressure tested at least once every 10 years. Our firefighting equipment servicing technicians will be able to advise you as to the correct type of servicing that will be required for your various types of fire extinguishers.