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16 - 05 - 2020

Fire Hose Reel Regulations

Maintenance and Checks for Hose Reels

Routine and regular checks are to be carried out by the responsible person or his representative
at suitable intervals, dependant upon the premises risk assessment, to ensure:

 Hose reels are located in their designated place
 They are unobstructed and signage and instructions are legible
 There are no obvious defects, corrosion or leaks.
Any faults or repairs are to be recorded.

*Annual: A full inspection must be carried out by a trained and competent person. The hose reel
must be fully run out and tested under operational pressure for any wear, damage or defects. Any
faults or repair are to be recorded
At 5 year intervals all hoses should be pressurised to maximum working pressure by a
competent person and a full maintenance inspection completed. This inspection is to be logged
and the fixed maintenance label endorsed.
The provision of additional fire safety precautions should be considered during maintenance
periods or when water supplies are shut down.
(All maintenance and testing must be in compliance with BS EN 671-3 2000 and EN 671-1 and/or
671/2 or equivalent standards)

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