CAMS Regs update: Fire extinguishers.

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CAMS Regs update: Fire extinguishers.

Postby AndrewR on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:33 pm

Note an update to the CAMS regs for extinguishers... in particular the need for them to be tested every 3 years:
http://www.camsmanual.com.au/pdf/10_gen ... 2012-1.pdf

SERVICE and INSPECTION
2.1 Each hand-held extinguisher shall be inspected by a scrutineer at least once every six months, or otherwise
prior to competition. This inspection shall involve visually checking the unit and its mountings for damage
and corrosion, checking the pressure of the contents via an installed gauge, and inverting and shaking the
container to check for settling of the extinguishant. Where practical, it is recommended the extinguisher be
weighed (mandatory where no gauge is installed).
2.2 Each AS1841 standard fire extinguisher shall be serviced every three years. If the extinguisher is compliant
with another acceptable standard, it shall be serviced every two years. This servicing shall be undertaken in
accordance with the procedures laid out by the manufacturer and/or the relevant standard (eg, AS1851 for
AS1841 extinguishers) and shall include a hydrostatic pressure test of the extinguisher body.

2.3 Each fire extinguisher which is homologated by the FIA shall be serviced either by the manufacturer or their
agent no more than two years after either the date of filling or the date of the last service. This servicing shall
be undertaken in accordance with the procedures laid out by the manufacturer and/or the relevant standard
and shall include a hydrostatic pressure test of the extinguisher body.
2.4 Extinguisher service records must be made available to a scrutineer on demand. For an AS1841 fire
extinguisher, an AS1851 service tag stamped by an authorised person/organisation is sufficient for this
purpose.
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Re: CAMS Regs update: Fire extinguishers.

Postby Sleeper_GSR on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:51 pm

the fire extinguisher guy (08) 8263 0375 is really good if anyone needs to get there's checked.
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Re: CAMS Regs update: Fire extinguishers.

Postby spiller on Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:35 pm

what does it cost to have them tested? Considering a car extinguisher is under 30 bucks, might be better off just getting a new one?
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Re: CAMS Regs update: Fire extinguishers.

Postby Sonic on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:15 am

How often did they need to be tested before??? I thought it was every 2 years???



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Re: CAMS Regs update: Fire extinguishers.

Postby Velocity_Racing on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:40 am

yeah it was every 2 years, but i think they have tightned up the regulations about what standard of extinguisher is allowed. Just make sure what ever you get meets the standards outlined in Schedual H.
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Re: CAMS Regs update: Fire extinguishers.

Postby Catford on Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:03 am

For those concerned about where to have their dated fire extinguisher's checked and stamped, I have a good contact who is able to do this for MGEC members.
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