BENOR (BElgian NORm) is a brand owned by the BIN (Belgian Institute for Standardization). It means that the extinguishers comply with the Belgian standard (NBN).
Manufacturers wishing to obtain a BENOR quality mark must have regular internal and external checks carried out on their products. Not all companies want or are able to afford this.
In a professional context, your insurance will almost always ask you to install fire extinguishers with a BENOR label. This guarantees the quality and controllability of the fire extinguishers. That is why department store chains that sell fire extinguishers often do not use their own fire extinguishers.
Make sure you check your fire insurance! This requirement does not apply for private use.
Who is responsible for the standardisation?
Apragaz is responsible for the inspection and certification of the extinguishers and for awarding the BENOR mark. This process includes 2 important control processes:
- Through internal control, the manufacturer ensures a constant quality and promises to continue its efforts for a growing quality of all delivered products;
- External control by a third party confirms that the quality of the products meets the standard.
Which fire extinguishers meet the standards?
Our portable fire extinguishers comply with the following standards:
- If applicable: BENOR issued by Apragaz
- European standards EN3 and CE
- ISO 9001:2000 standards issued by ABS (Quality Management System)
- ISO 14001:2004 standards issued by TUV (Environmental Quality System)
- OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety), issued by EBETAM (MIRTEC).
- Marine approval: if applicable
Our fire extinguisher rollers also comply with the EN1866 standard for mobile fire extinguishers and our reels are manufactured and tested according to the EN671 standard. All respective standards and approvals are always clearly indicated per product page.