Your questions answered: Are we obligated to install fire extinguishers in vehicles?

By Portner Press on November 7th, 2019
  1. Work Health & Safety Act
  2. Workplace health & safety regulations

Q
Is it a requirement for us to provide all of our 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.

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