Fire extinguishers are also mandatory for trucks. The size of the fire extinguisher you need depends on the maximum allowable mass.
The classification is as follows:
- Less than 3,5 tons: (all passenger cars and small vans): Powder extinguisher 1kg (ABC) with BENOR label
- Between 3.5 and 7.5 tons: Powder extinguisher 2kg (ABC) with BENOR label
- More than 7.5 tons: Powder extinguisher 3kg (ABC)
In addition, according to European regulations, trucks must also install a separate 6kg powder extinguisher (ABC) on the outside of their cabin. It will, among other things, serve to extinguish the load of the trailer.
All fire extinguishers used in vehicles must have a BENOR V approval in Belgium.