Think You’re Cut Out for Completing the Fire Extinguisher Hang Tag? Take This Quiz

Think You’re Cut Out for Completing the Fire Extinguisher Hang Tag? Take This Quiz

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When it comes to the basics of safety, I am often amazed at what people don’t know.  So today we are going to test your knowledge about the fire extinguisher hang tag.  Think you know what it takes to complete the portable fire extinguisher hang tag?  Let’s find out:

  1. Question One: Who can complete the fire extinguisher hang tag information located on the backside of the tag?
  2. Question Two: How often does the fire extinguisher hang tag information need to be completed?
  3. Question Three: What type of inspection does the fire extinguisher hang tag represent?
  4. Question Four: To complete the fire extinguisher hang tag information, instructions must be?
  5. Question Five: The fire extinguisher hang tag must bear what symbol?
  6. Question Six: To sign the fire extinguisher hang tag, what 5 things must be in good condition?
  7. Question Seven: What 3 things must be punched on the fire extinguisher hang tag?
  8. Question Eight: How often do you replace the fire extinguisher hang tag?

Eight simple questions!  How many did you get right?  Look below to find out if what you think you know is actually correct.

 

Question One: Who can complete the fire extinguisher hang tag information located on the backside of the tag?

Just about any employee or contractor can complete the information on the back of the fire extinguisher hang tag.  This includes maintenance staff, teachers, safety professionals, custodians and even the principal.

Question Two: How often does the fire extinguisher hang tag information need to be completed?

CalOSHA, NFPA and California Health and Safety Code require that fire extinguishers recieve an inspection on a monthly basis.  The visual inspection shall be documented on the backside of the fire extinguisher hang tag on a monthly basis.

Question Three: What type of inspection does the fire extinguisher hang tag represent?

The fire extinguisher hang tag represents that a VISUAL inspection has been performed.

Question Four: To complete the fire extinguisher hang tag information, instructions must be?

Instructions must be legible and indicate how to operate the fire extinguisher.  This typically means that the PASS information is listed.

Question Five: The fire extinguisher hang tag must bear what symbol?

In the State of California the fire extinguisher hang tag must bear the symbol of the State Fire Marshall.

Question Six: To sign the fire extinguisher hang tag, what 5 things must be in good condition?

In order to sign off that the fire extinguisher was inspected for the month, the pressure gauge must be in the normal “green” setting; the instructions on the label must be legible; the pull pin and safety seal can not be broken; the hose should not be blocked; and the fire extinguisher should not be damaged – no rust, no dents, no leaks.

Question Seven: What 3 things must be punched on the fire extinguisher hang tag?

The date of the last annual fire extinguisher maintenance should be punched. That includes the year, the month and the day.

Question Eight: How often do you replace the fire extinguisher hang tag?

Once it is filled, the tag should be replaced.  Since there’s only 12 spots, the tag should be replaced yearly.

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