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16 - 03 - 2022

Fire Hose Reel Regulations & Requirements

Maintenance and Checks Required for Hose Reels

Fire Hose Reel Regulations require routine and regular checks to be carried out by the responsible person or his representative at suitable intervals, dependent 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.

It is also a requirement that 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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