Standars and Laws

Standards and Laws

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS*UNI 9994-1:2013Fire extinguishing equipment - Fire extinguishers - Part 1: First check and maintenance
The standard prescribes the criteria for carrying out the first and periodic check, surveillance, scheduled overhaul and testing of fire extinguishers to ensure their efficiency. The standard applies to the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of portable and wheeled fire extinguishers including those for fires of class D. The rule does not apply to installation activities.
HYDRANTS**UNI 10779:2014Fire extinguishing systems - Hydrant networks - Design, installation and operation
The standard specifies the minimum construction and performance requirements to match the design, installation and operation of hydrant networks intended for the supply of firefighting equipment. These requirements, in the absence of specific legislative provisions, are set in relation to the characteristics of the activity to be protected. The standard applies to systems to be installed or modified, following the assessment of the risk of fire, in both civil and industrial activities. The standard does not apply in cases where the derivation of dispensing devices (fire hose reels) from the water-sanitary network is allowed, serving the activity of the respective water networks without separation after being powered.
HYDRANTS**UNI EN 671-3:2009Fixed fire extinguishing systems - Piped systems - Part 3: Maintenance of fire-fighting hose reels with semi-rigid pipes and wall hydrants with flexible pipes
This standard is the official version of the European standard EN 671-3 (March 2009 edition). The standard specifies the requirements relating to the control and maintenance of fire-fighting hose reels and wall hydrants, in order to guarantee their operational efficiency for which they were produced, supplied and installed, that is, to ensure a first emergency intervention to fight against fire, waiting for the arrival of more powerful vehicles. The standard applies to fire-fighting hose reels and wall hydrants in any type of building regardless of its use.
FIREPROOF DOORSUNI 11473-1:2013Fire- and/or smoke resistant opening doors and windows - Part 1: Requirements for the installation and maintenance service.
The standard describes the requirements for installation service and periodic maintenance of fire-resistant opening doors and windows and / or for the control of smoke dispersion, whose performance was initially tested according to standards UNI EN 1634 (various parts), UNI 9723 or the Circular no. 91/1961. It applies to fire-resistant doors placed on escape routes as long as they are identified as such by a nameplate or by existing documents (“Fire prevention project approved by the National Fire Brigade Corps”).
EMERGENCY EXITSUNI EN 1125:2008Accessories for doors and windows - Devices for emergency exits operated by means of a horizontal bar for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods.
The standard specifies construction, performance and verification requirements of the anti-panic devices mechanically operated for the emergency exits by means of a horizontal push or contact bar specifically designed for use in emergency situations on escape routes.
SMOKE AND HEAT EVACUATORSUNI 9494-3:2014Smoke and heat control systems - Part 3: Initial check and maintenance of smoke and heat evacuation systems.
The standard describes the procedures for the initial check, surveillance, periodic control and maintenance of smoke and heat evacuation systems.
FIRE DETECTORSUNI 9795:2013Fixed automatic fire detection and alarm signalling systems - Design, installation and operation.
SPRINKLERUNI EN 12845:2020Fixed fire extinguishing installations - Automatic sprinkler systems - Design, installation and maintenance.
The standard specifies the requirements and provides recommendations for the design, installation and maintenance of fixed fire sprinkler systems in buildings and industrial sites, and special requirements for sprinkler systems. It deals with hazard classification, water supplies, components to be used, installation, testing, maintenance and expansion of existing systems, and identifies, for buildings, the construction guidelines necessary to ensure a satisfactory performance of sprinkler systems.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENTUNI EN 137:2007Respiratory protection devices - Self-contained open circuit compressed air breathing apparatus with full face mask - Requirements, tests, marking.
The standard specifies the minimum performance requirements for open circuit compressed air breathing apparatus with full face mask used as respiratory protection devices, except for escape and underwater equipment. This equipment is used in working situations where the risk of overpressurization of cylinders equipped with their valves, due to very hot environmental conditions, is low. Laboratory and on-site tests are included to verify the compliance with requirements.


*Below the list of maintenance operations according to UNI 9994-1

1Initial check (taken over)Not applicableNot applicable
2SurveillanceAccording to the maintenance plan issued by the responsible person depending on the DVR (Risk assessment documents). Recommended once a monthResponsible personnel
3Periodic checkHalf-yearly (by the end of the month in question)Specialized company
3Scheduled overhaulAccording to the item in use (see table below)Specialized company
3TestingAccording to the item in use (see table below)Specialized company
3Extraordinary maintenanceOccasional, in case of non-conformitiesSpecialized company

*Maximum periodicity of revision and extinguishing testing.

Extinguishing agentType of fire extinguisherRevisionCE/PED testingPRE PED testing
PowderAll36 months144 months72 months
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)All60 months120 months120 months
Water-basedCarbon steel tank with pre-mixed extinguishing agent24 months72 months72 months
Water-basedCarbon steel tank containing only water and any other additives in cartridges48 months96 months72 months
Water-basedStainless steel or aluminum alloy tank48 months144 months72 months
Halogenated hydrocarbonsAll72 months144 months144 months

**Maintenance of fire hoses UNI45-70 fire hose reels UNI25

Periodic checkHalf-hearly
Functional checkAnnual
Periodic testingFive-yearly