Specifies the criteria for the selection of portable fire extinguishers and the requirements for their application, location and distribution.
This Standard sets out criteria for the selection of portable fire extinguishers and specifies requirements for their application, location and distribution.
It includes a section which sets out criteria for the selection of fire blankets and specifies requirements for their location and distribution.
NOTE: This Standard presumes a basic level of user competence and the adequate maintenance of the equipment in accordance with AS 1851.1.
This Standard will be referenced in the Building Code of Australia by way of BCA Amendment 10 to be published by 1 January 2002, thereby superseding AS 2444—1995, which will be withdrawn 12 months from the date of publication of this Standard.
NOTE: The BCA reference applies only to Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this Standard.
First published as MP 26-1972.
Second edition MP 26-1977.
AS 2444 first published 1981.
Second edition AS 2444-1982.
Third edition MP 26-1982.
Third edition AS 2444-1985.
MP 26-1982 and AS 2444-1985 revised, amalgamated and redesignated as AS 2444-1990.
Fifth edition AS 2444-1995.
Sixth edition 2001.