Below is a broad overview of BS
5306-9:2015 relating to the recharging of portable fire extinguishers. Readers
are referred to the British Standard itself for full details and reminded that
this is a summary only.
is the first version of this part of the standard and was first
published in February 2015, coming into effect on 31 March 2015.
Amongst other objectives, the standard sought to continue to provide
a code of practice for the recharging of extinguishers, to amalgamate
the previous two standards and to introduce the concept of 'verified
The standard is intended for use predominantly by maintenance
organisation, technicians and similar parties.
The British Standards are covered by copyright and are not available freely. However, these can be purchased at
British Standard Online or alternatively, some libraries may carry copies of
the more common standards.
- As per BS 5306-9:2015, clause XX.