What monthly testing and inspections of fire-fighting equipment must be carried out on board a UK ship?

MCA Oral Exam Questions

To ensure that: 

(1) all fireman's outfits, fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, hoses and nozzles are in place and in serviceable condition; (2) all escape routes including stairways and corridors are free of obstructions and properly maintained; (3) PA system and ship's alarms are serviceable; (4) all fixed fire- fighting installation valves are set in the correct operational position; (5) dry pipe sprinkler systems are pressurised where appropriate, and gauges indicate correctly; (6) sprinkler system pressure tank water levels are correct as indicated by glass gauges; (7) all sprinkler system pumps operate automatically on pressure loss in the systems; (8) all fire pumps are operational; and (9) all fixed gas fire extinguishing installations are free from leakage.



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