Must we provide all company vehicles with a fire extinguisher?

Q: Can you please advise me whether it is a requirement to provide all company vehicles with a fire extinguisher?

A: If the vehicle is carrying dangerous or hazardous goods, then yes. If not, there is only a requirement if:

  • you assess that the fire risk requires an extinguisher be included in the vehicle; and
  • it would be reasonably practicable to do so.

Please note: The answer is correct at the time of publishing. Be aware that laws may change over time. Refer to Fire safety and Vehicle safety for current advice.

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