Fire Extinguisher Installation Guide

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If you feel confident enough to install your own fire extinguishers then the following information will help you to install them correctly and in accordance with AS2444 (Standard can be purchased from SAI Global)

Important location advice

According to AS2444

Section 2.3.9 – Additional consideration should be given to the provision of fire extinguishers suitable for use on electrically energised equipment (CO2, dry powder) and cooking oils and fats (wet chemical). Such fire extinguishers should be located between 2m and 20m from the hazard.

Section 2.3.10 – Selection and location for significant switchboards - A carbon dioxide or other type of fire extinguisher having an E rating shall be located between 2m and 20m from a significant switchboard.

Installation height

The bottom of the extinguisher should be mounted no less than 100mm from the floor level.

The top of the fire extinguisher handle should be mounted so that it is no more than 1200mm from floor level.

Attaching to the wall

Each fire extinguisher that leaves our premises is supplied with a wall bracket. This is a simple hook that requires 2 wall fixings.


Careful consideration needs to be given to the following

  • Is the type of extinguisher being installed the correct type for the premises?
  • Does the fire extinguisher rating provide sufficient square meter coverage for the premises?
  • Type of wall fire extinguisher is being mounted to
  • Wall fixings must be suitable for wall type
  • Weight of the fire extinguisher (9kg dry powder fire extinguisher weighs 14.5kg)
  • Cables / pipework behind the installation wall
  • The amount of traffic the installation location is subject to (this can help to prevent accidental demounting, damage and misuse)
  • Potential for damage to occur to the fire extinguisher in its installed location (eg forklifts operating in the area)
  • Accessibility to the fire extinguisher in the event of a fire
  • Correct signage according to AS2444 – Please see advice on installing signs
  • The surrounding environment (does the fire extinguisher need a cabinet or cover?)

If you are unsure about location, type or have any questions do not hesitate to contact us and ask us for advice.