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Offline Adrian Payne

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Fire Extinguisher
« on: March 09, 2020, 03:04:58 pm »
Please could anyone advise what evidence the scrutineer will be looking for that the fire extinguisher has been serviced recently. I believe the regs have changed recently.
Many thanks.
Adrian.

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Re: Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 04:28:45 pm »
All Ive ever been checked for is that there is a fire extinguisher.
 
From what Ive read of the Motorsport UK regulations, an extract states that mandatory for new build vehicles from 1st January 2019 and all vehicles from 1st January 2022:

3.2.5. The following information must be visible on each extinguisher:
Capacity
Type of extinguishant
Weight or volume of the extinguishant
Date the extinguisher must be checked, which must be no more than two years after either the date of filling or the date of the last check, or corresponding expiry date.

3.2.6. All extinguishers must be adequately protected. Their mountings must be able to withstand a deceleration of 25g. Furthermore, only quickrelease metal fastenings (two minimum), with metal straps, are accepted. Antitorpedo tabs are required. It is prohibited to mount bottles outside the main structure.

3.2.7. The extinguishers must be easily accessible for the driver and the codriver.

Do all car competitors meet those regulations?

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Re: Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 10:06:42 pm »
Many thanks Paul.
As I suspected there must be a label with last inspection date. Most EBay extinguishers don't have this. I will have to find a friendly service agent.
Adrian

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Re: Fire Extinguisher
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 11:09:11 pm »
I bought my new extinguisher from a local specialist guy.  The price was very reasonable too, about 35 for a Motorsport compliant unit.  If I remember correctly, he told me a new extinguisher has to be commissioned, but some of the fire extinguishers you can buy online are not.  So might be a question worth asking to avoid later grief in finding someone to commission it.