SNZ NZS 4503: Incorporates Amendment 1: 04/2006
SDO: SNZ: Standards New Zealand
DOD Adopted ANSI Approved Approved
This Standard covers the selection, installation, distribution and maintenance of hand operated fire-fighting equipment which can be used by one person, including:
(a) Selection of hand operated fire-fighting equipment including:
(i) Portable and wheeled fire extinguishers
(ii) Fire hose reels
(iii) Fire blankets.
(b) Specific requirements for their application, location and distribution;
(c) Requirements for the regular inspection, testing and recharging and general servicing of hand operated fire-fighting equipment; and
(d) Equipment installed on either a voluntary or mandatory basis.
The Standard does not cover:
(a) The installation of hand operated fire-fighting equipment where specifically covered by Regulatory Authorities for use on board:
(i) Aircraft (Civil Aviation Authority)
(ii) Commercial ships and watercraft (Maritime Safety Authority), and
(iii) Vehicles (Land Transport New Zealand).
(b) Instruction for use of hand operated fire-fighting equipment or training in such.
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