1. Make sure the fire extinguisher is properly charged and ready for use.
To ensure that the fire extinguisher is properly charged, check the pressure gauge to make sure that it is in the green or working range. The extinguisher should also be free of leaks, and the nozzle should be clear and unobstructed.
2. Make sure the nozzle is clear and free of obstructions.
To ensure that the nozzle is clear, check to make sure there are no obstructions inside the hose, and that the flow of gas is unrestricted.
3. Make sure pressure is adequate.
To ensure that the pressure is adequate, make sure the pressure gauge is in the green or working range. If it is not, then you may need to recharge the extinguisher.
4. Make sure the fire extinguisher is properly labeled.
To ensure that the fire extinguisher is properly labeled, check to make sure all of the required information is included, such as the type of fire it can be used on and the weight of the extinguisher. The label should also be easy to read in case of an emergency.
5. Make sure the fire extinguisher is easily accessible in case of emergency.
To ensure that the fire extinguisher is easily accessible, make sure it is located in a place where it can be quickly reached in case of a fire emergency.