Fire fighting equipment


The implementation of all these standards and regulations has been of benefit to the fire industry as a whole, as both the service provider and the end user are legally obliged to comply with the requirements.

south african national standards (SANS)

The following is a list of the SANS Standards that every fire company should have for reference purposes.

This list is taken from the SAQCC (Fire) Manual and is regarded as being the minimum that is needed in order to carry out effective recondtioning of fire equipment. All standards are subject to revision and any reference to a standard is deemed to be a reference to the latest edition of that standard.



SANS 1475-1 The production of reconditioned fire-fighting equipment
Part 1:  Portable & wheeled (mobile) rechargeable fire extinguishers

SANS 1475-2 The production of reconditioned fire-fighting equipment
Part 2:  Fire hose reels and above-ground hydrants

SANS 10105-1 The use and control of fire-fighting equipment
Part 1:  Portable and wheeled (mobile) fire extinguishers

SANS 10105-2 The use and control of fire-fighting equipment
Part 2:  Fire hose reels, hydrants and booster connections

SANS 543 Fire hose reels (with semi-rigid hose)

SANS 1128-1 Fire fighting equipment – Part 1: Components of underground and above-ground hydrant systems

SANS 1151 Portable rechargeable fire extinguishers – Halogenated hydrocarbon type

SANS 1322 Portable non-refillable fire extinguishers – General purpose type

SANS 1567 Portable rechargeable fire extinguishers – CO2 type

SANS 1825 Portable gas cylinder test stations – Approval and general requirements

SANS 1910 Portable refillable fire extinguishers

SANS 10019 Transportable metal containers for compressed gas – Basic design, manufacture, use and maintenance

SANS 10400-T The application of the National Building Regulations
Part T:  Fire protection

SANS 10400-W The application of the National Building Regulations
Part W:  Fire installation