Gielle is leader in fire extinguisher testing

To ensure that your fire extinguishers are ready to use in case of an emergency, you need to perfom fire extinguisher testing. Fire extinguishers can help you fight small fires, create a safe exit path and reduce the damage to your property. That’s why you should inspect your fire safety equipment frequently and have it tested by a qualified person once a year.

Gielle, leader in the fire-fighting sector for more than 55 years, offers the complete fire extinguisher maintenance service, in all its phases: visual inspection, monthly inspections, hydrostatic testing and annual maintenance checks.

Monthly Inspections By The Owner

Monthly inspections should be done by the owner of the premises or someone they designate. The inspection should include the following aspects:

  • The extinguisher is located correctly

  • There are no physical obstructions preventing easy access

  • The extinguisher has clean and clear instructions that are visible to possible users

  • The extinguishers are new, full and not damaged

  • The pressure matches the suggested levels

  • The seals or indicators are in place and intact


    Which product are you interested in?*

    +39 080 311 89 98

    Fire extinguisher annual Inspections by a certified company

    You should have all your fire extinguishers checked annually by a qualified person or a trained official. This person will advise you on any additional maintenance that may be required. You should test the pressure and discharge of your fire extinguishers every few years, even if you have annual inspections. Water, powder and foam extinguishers need these tests every 5 years, and CO2 every 10 years. A qualified techician will do a hydrostatic test to check the cylinder’s safety and a discharge test to check the extinguisher’s performance.

    Water and foam extinguishers can be refilled on site after testing, but other types have to go to a testing facility. The tester will replace them with tested ones in that case. It may be cheaper to get new extinguishers than to refill the old ones after testing. You may also need to replace them after some test periods due to rust or damage.


    Trust Gielle for a 360° maintenance service


    Visual inspection

    According to NFPA 10, fire extinguishers inspection must be carried out once every month, recording the month and year of the inspection and the person conducting it. Extinguishers in locations that expose them to rust, impact or tampering should be inspected more often to ensure that it can be used reliably and effectively in case of emergency.



    Fire extinguisher maintenance needs to be performed every year by a certified person and consists in the examination of fire extinguishers mechanical parts, extinguishing agent, expelling means and physical condition. Each fire extinguisher will have then a tag or label securely attached, indicating that maintenance was performed.


    Hydrostatic Testing

    Depending on the type of extinguisher, these are done either every 5 or 12 years by trained and certified technicians. During a hydrostatic test, the extinguisher undergoes an internal and external inspection: it’s stripped of most of its components except the shell and hose and filled with pressurized water for a specific duration. If the cylinder fails the hydrostatic test (leakage, distortion, etc) it must be discarded.


    Fire protection systems

    We offer solutions with natural or chemical extinguishing agents, gas/water-combined as well as water mist solutions.


    Fire extinguishers

    Gielle offers a huge selection of quality fire extinguishers with a wide range of approvals including CE Mark and more.


    Fire systems maintenance

    Fire protection systems require regular servicing to run at optimum performance and effectively combat fire.


    International Halon Bank

    Gielle is authorized halon banking and reception facility for halon recovery and recycling activities.


    Ask for an immediate price quote – Call us at +39 080.3118998

    With more than 400 employees throughout world, Gielle has the talent and expertise to provide you
    with the best total fire protection solutions.