You asked: Where should a fire extinguisher be placed in a garage?

The best location to mount a fire extinguisher in the garage is near the door. Fire extinguishers in business locations are also vital.

Where should fire extinguishers be located?

To avoid putting workers in danger, fire extinguishers should be located throughout the workplace and readily accessible in the event of a fire. [29 CFR 1910.157(c)] You can usually find them in hallways, laundry rooms, meeting rooms, kitchens, mechanical/electrical rooms, and near exit doors.

Can I store a fire extinguisher in my garage?

Most garages and workshops house flammable materials. Store a fire extinguisher near these collections of flammable materials. If your garage and workshop are not temperature controlled, consider whether your fire extinguisher will remain within the safe storage temperature range.

Where should fire extinguishers be located in a workshop?

Fire extinguishers should be located near to potential fire hazards, for example server rooms or cooking equipment. It is important not to position the extinguisher so close that it becomes inaccessible in the event of a fire or to places the operator in undue danger in case of fire.

How much clearance is needed around a fire extinguisher?

According to the Extinguisher Placement and Safety page of OSHA’s Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool, there must be at least four inches clearance between the floor and the bottom of a portable extinguisher.

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How close do fire extinguishers need to be?

For each type of hazard, extinguishers with lower minimum ratings must be placed no more than 30 feet away, while extinguishers with higher minimum ratings may be as far as 50 feet away.

Can a fire extinguisher explode if dropped?

Can a Fire Extinguisher Explode From Being Dropped? Yes, if dropped too far a fire extinguisher can burst potentially causing damage to anyone nearby. Do not throw or toss a fire extinguisher to anyone because they can drop it or miss it.

Can a fire extinguisher be mounted outside?

Fire extinguishers should not be kept outside, but be protected from the elements in a safe and easy to access location nearby. Heat, cold, UV rays, wind, rain and snow are not good for fire extinguishers, especially Class K dry powder extinguishers which are recommended for general household use.