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APPLICABLE S.I / CODE OF PRACTICE / STANDARDS:
n Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007.
n BS 5306-1:2006 Code of practice for fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Part 1: Hose reels and foam inlets.
n IS EN 671-3:2000 Fixed firefighting systems: hose systems maintenance of hose reels with semi-rigid hose and hose systems with lay-flat hose.
n BS 9999:2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.

REQUIREMENTS OF SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE AT WORK (GENERAL APPLICATION) REGULATIONS, 2007
Fire detection equipment and fire-fighting equipment is:
a) inspected and maintained as frequently as necessary to ensure that it is in good working order, and;

b) serviced by a competent person as frequently as necessary.

REQUIREMENTS OF BS 5306-1:2006
The maintenance and testing of hose reels should be in accordance with BS EN 671-3. If booster pumps have been installed these and their associated mechanical and electrical equipment should also be checked.

REQUIREMENTS OF BS 9999-2008
All points where hose reels are located should be inspected daily. Damaged hose reels should be replaced/repaired. In addition hose reels should be visually inspected once a month. In particular, it should be ensured that there are no leaks and that the drum assemblies are free to rotate on their spindles.

REQUIREMENTS OF IS EN 671-3:2000
According to IS EN 671-3 regular checks of all hose reels and hose systems should be carried out by an appointed person or his representative at intervals depending on environmental circumstances and/or fire risk/hazard, to make sure that each hose reel or
hose system is:
Located in the designated place;
Unobstructed, visible and has legible operating instructions;
Not obviously defective, corroded or leaking.

The nominated person should arrange for immediate corrective action, where necessary.

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