Fire Safety Stick Pro recommended guidelines for installation and maintenance in a commercial environment

Installation

Along with a securely, wall mounted Fire Safety Stick, we would recommend the following for each installation:

1. Correct signage, mounted on the wall, typically photo-luminescent, clearly indicating the model, the classifications of fires it has been certified for and how to use it. We have also added QR codes linking to for further guidance on how to use the Fire Safety Stick and also how to carry out these suggested maintenance checks.

2. A tamper tag to secure the bottom striker cap to the base handle of the Fire Safety Stick. There should also be a sticker on the unit and/or tag displaying its installation and maintenance check dates. It may also indicate the model of the Fire Safety Stick.

3. A suitable logbook to record all the maintenance checks throughout its life-cycle. One option is to print the maintenance record sheets (available as a pdf) and attach them to the site’s existing fire safety logbook.

Secure wall installation with sign

Secure wall installation with sign

Secure wall installation with sign

Secure wall installation with sign

Maintenance Checks

With a Fire Safety Stick maintenance record book, a person (typically as the “responsible person” for the property) should check the following points individually. If passed then, a tick should be recorded in the correct column. Any failures should be noted and action is taken to remedy them. Once completed, the date should be entered in the first column.

1. Check that the model of Fire Safety Stick corresponds to that displayed on the sign. On some Fire Safety Sticks there may be an additional sticker on the handle show its model type (based upon its minimum discharge time (e.g. 50 or 100 seconds)

2. Is the tamper tag still in place (and not broken)? This should be securing the bottom “striker” cap in place. On that tag, there should be an additional sticker to indicate the anniversaries of the maintenance checks.

3. Is the Top cap in place? This is required to protect the black resin on the top of the stick which is required to activate the Fire Safety Stick. However, as part of the inspection, remove it to ensure that the black resin is still firm and has not deteriorated at all. Also, is there any evidence that the unit has previously been activated? If it has, the black resin would have burnt away leaving its remnant as a soot-like deposit. If all is correct, place the top cap back on the Stick. 

4. Is there any other evidence of damage? Although the Fire Safety Stick is extremely durable if dropped for example. Check to make sure the plastic handle is not damaged and is fine to hold when activating and using the Fire Safety Stick.

5. Is there anything you feel should be noted that was not previously covered? If so record it in the notes section.

6. Finally, if it’s all correct, then sign at the end of the row in the logbook, to confirm that the Fire Safety Stick has passed the suggested requirements for its periodic maintenance check. If it has failed, then this should be informed to the Responsible Person for the property and confirmed whether it has been rectified OR that a replacement Fire Safety Stick is to be been installed.

The Difference Between Servicing and Maintenance

The Fire Safety Stick needs no servicing during its life-cycle of 15 years, it just needs to be visually inspected or maintained and logged by the building owner or responsible person, therefore it should not need an external fire servicing company to attend during that time. It should also be noted that at end of life, traditional extinguishers cannot be just disposed of, but because they are pressurised systems, they must be professionally recycled. 

Of course, if you prefer, you can have your existing fire or security company carry out the maintenance checks and log them in your on-site fire safety logbook, whilst they are on site. The Fire Safety Stick is not pressurised and once discharged, can be easily domestically recycled as all that remains is an aluminium tube and a plastic handle.

If you would like more information about utilising the Fire Safety Stick Pro within your business, please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss the best options for you.

Contact Information

Enquiries: +44 (0)1582 879529

The Fire Safety Stick and Fire Safety Stick Pro are solely distributed in the UK and Ireland by:

Argento Global Solutions Ltd

Unit 8  Progress Park, Ribocon Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK LU4 9UR

Company Registration No: 11750584

VAT Registration: GB 312 4142 56