BIS Registration for Portable Fire Extinguishers or Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

BIS Registration for Portable Fire Extinguishers or Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

BIS Registration for Portable or Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) is the National Standard Body of India for developing standards, marking and quality certification of goods for providing benefits to the national economy in a number of ways – providing safe reliable quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promoting exports and imports; etc. through standardization, certification and testing.

The Indian Standards IS 15683 and IS 16018 are vital in ensuring the effectiveness, reliability, and safety of fire extinguishers in India.

IS 15683:2018 is for portable fire extinguishers which are essential firefighting tools to put out minor flames quickly and efficiently before they become larger hazards. It can be placed strategically in offices, residences and public areas, for quick and easy access to a firefighting tool. They may be used by anyone without a lot of firefighting experience.

Wheeled fire extinguishers must meet certain technical specifications and quality criteria, which are outlined in IS 16018:2012. Adherence to IS 16018:2012 guarantees that these extinguishers are engineered with strict safety and performance standards to reduce the possibility of mishaps, injuries, or property damage.

This standard establishes safety of portable fire extinguishers in the following categories:

  • Water-based;
  • Foam based;
  • Powders — ABC/BC/D Type;
  • Carbon dioxide;
  • Clean agents; and
  • Water mist type.

Check Fire Extinguishers (Quality Control) Order, 2023 order below. This order has come into effect from 6 months from the date of publication of this order.

Goods or articles

Indian Standard

Title of Indian Standard




Fire Extinguishers

15683: 2018

Portable Fire Extinguishers — Performance and Construction


Wheeled Fire Extinguishers — Performance and Construction










Benefits of BIS Certification

  • Conformance to Standards: Getting the ISI Mark ensures that the product complies with the standards and the requirements of the Government of India. It also certifies that the fire extinguishers are reliable and safe to use. Since it is a product made for consumer safety, it needs to give the user complete confidence on the product.
  • Prevention from using substandard product- BIS certification protects consumers from any illegal and substandard products. It guarantees that products meet the quality and safety standards issued by the Government of India.
  • Regulatory requirements- BIS Certification also helps manufacturers to avoid penalties due to non- compliance of standards. It ensures that all businesses follow the minimum requirements of quality as set by the Act.
  • Optimum Utilization of Resources and Cost Savings: Compliance with BIS standards promotes the efficient use of resources which can ultimately lead to more efficient production processes and cost savings.

Process of Getting BIS Certification for Portable Fire Extinguishers or Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

  1. Understanding the Relevant Standard Code (IS Code): The initial step in obtaining a BIS License involves recognising the applicable standard which is accurate for the product being manufactured.
  2. Thereafter, all the documents have to be made ready for submission with the application. The manufacturer has to ensure that all mandatory data fields are filled out and required documents and undertakings are uploaded. All the relevant fees- application fee, factory inspection fee, and 50% of the minimum marking fee has to be paid with application.
  3. Factory Inspection: On the day of factory inspection, the manufacturer should have all required information, clarifications, and documents ready. A complete technical verification of the documents will be conducted during the factory visit.
  4. Sample collection and testing: The Inspecting Officer then collects a sample of the product and makes sure it is properly packed, sealed, and has a barcode. The sample is then sent to a management system that helps decide the best laboratory for testing. The system will suggest a laboratory, but the Inspecting Officer can choose a different one of their choice in the system.
  5. Grant of License: Upon the grant of the license, the applicant must pay the remaining 50% of the Minimum Marking Fee within seven days.

Documents Required for BIS Certificate for Portable Fire Extinguishers or Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

  • Address Proof of the manufacturer- Business License or any other document issued by Government
  • Registration certificate of the brand
  • Laboratory Test Report
  • Copy of FORM VI Online generated (signed and sealed)
  • Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies
  • An affidavit cum undertaking
  • Affidavit as per Format C

How ASC GROUP Help in Getting BIS Registration for Portable Fire Extinguishers or Wheeled Fire Extinguishers?

BIS Certification for Portable Fire Extinguishers or Wheeled Fire Extinguishers is a complex process involving documentations, application filling, compliances, liaison with officers & testing labs etc. An expert team like ASC GROUP who have the required experience in this area is the right team to manage the intricacies of BIS laws and make sure your compliance process runs smoothly. Our staff is committed to providing prompt and effective BIS Certification services in order to ensure timely and smooth certification services.

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