Services

In this section, you will find general information about the services offered by Sylprotec. Established in Montreal, Sylprotec is one of the only companies that offer various services on a wide array of safety equipment:

- Inspection, maintenance and hydrostatic testing of portable fire extinguishers;
- Inspection and hydrostatic testing of fire hoses;
- Inspection and refilling of first aid kits;
- Inspection and maintenance of emergency lighting units and emergency exit signs;
- Inspection and maintenance of emergency safety showers and eye and face wash stations;
- Inspection and cleaning of fall protection equipment (safety harnesses and lifelines and lanyards);
- Qualitative fit tests for respirators (disposable, half-face or full-face).

On our website, you will find resources to guide your purchase of safety or protection equipment, advice for selecting such equipment, information about our training courses, and news about safety products and measures. You will also find our online catalogues and our online shop.

For more information about our services, do not hesitate to contact our specialists. We will be happy to answer any questions.

For further information on services, please click on one of the categories in red displayed below.

 

Services for fire extinguishers

Sylprotec offers complete inspection and maintenance services for portable fire extinguishers in the Greater Montreal area. Our servicing section is intended primarily for company managers, building managers, and for interested individuals.

If you are responsible for the security of your company or of your building, you're doubtlessly wondering to whom to entrust the annual inspection and servicing of your fire extinguishers.

At Sylprotec, we are proud of our dedicated and experienced team. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and know all the requirements necessary to meet the safety criteria of relevant authorities. Moreover, they know and believe in the importance of a personalized approach to answer each customer’s specific needs.

Sylprotec can perform inspections annually or more frequently, according to your needs. During an inspection, our technicians will methodically inspect and take inventory your fire safety equipment, including fire extinguishers. If you wish, they can also inspect other safety equipments such as:

- Fire hoses;
- First aid kits;

- Emergency lighting units and emergency exit signs;

- Emergency showers and eye or face wash stations.

If you have a large inventory of portable fire extinguishers, you will be pleased to receive our detailed inspection reports. These detailed reports allow you to better calculate your recurrent costs for extinguisher servicing, such as the cost of preventive maintenance, the cost of hydrostatic testing, or the cost of replacing obsolete extinguishers.

If you have just moved into a new building, Sylprotec offers an upgrade service: installing a sufficient number of portable fire extinguishers of the appropriate type for the existing fire hazards, all while respecting recommended travel distances to reach a fire extinguisher. This upgrade service can also be extended to other essential safety equipments, such as safety signs, first aid kits, eye wash stations, etc.

Sylprotec does not ask its customers to sign long-term contracts – or indeed, any contracts at all! We trust our commitment to great service to be our guarantee, as we keep our customers satisfied year after year.

In addition, if you wish to learn more about fire extinguishers, we have established several years ago a training class on manipulating fire extinguishers and recognizing fire hazards. Please see the Training section for more details.

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FEES FOR INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Service ID

Description

Cost

 

Travel fees for technicians (round trip):

FRAIS1

Travel fee for the Island of Montreal (except downtown).

50.00 $

FRAIS2

Travel fee for downtown Montreal.

55.00 $

FRAIS3

Travel fee for the Greater Montreal area (less than 25 km).

55.00 $

 

Portable fire extinguishers inspection fees:

VERIE

Inspection fee per fire extinguisher.

Frequency: Yearly.

4.15 $

RECER

Certificate, inspection report and MSDS for all inspected extinguishers.

7.50 $

 

Servicing and hydrostatic testing fees for portable fire extinguishers:

Servicing and testing done according to N.F.P.A. 10 standards (latest edition). Fees include internal parts.
Extra refilling fees apply if extinguishers are not full. Fees depend on type of filling.

SER2.5

Full servicing of chemical powder fire extinguisher, 2.5 lbs, class ABC.

Frequency: 6-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

19.00 $

SER5

Full servicing of chemical powder fire extinguisher, 5 lbs, class ABC.

Frequency: 6-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

20.50 $

SER10

Full servicing of chemical powder fire extinguisher, 10 lbs, class ABC.

Frequency: 6-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

26.00 $

SER20

Full servicing of chemical powder fire extinguisher, 20 lbs, class ABC.

Frequency: 6-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

34.00 $

TESTA

Hydrostatic testing of class ABC or BC fire extinguisher.

Frequency: 12-year cycle.

17.00 $

SERC5

Full servicing of CO2 fire extinguisher, 5 lbs, class BC.

Frequency: 5-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

27.00 $

SERC10

Full servicing of CO2 fire extinguisher, 10 lbs, class BC.

Frequency: 5-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

30.00 $

SERC15

Full servicing of CO2 fire extinguisher, 15 lbs, class BC.

Frequency: 5-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

33.00 $

SERC20

Full servicing of CO2 fire extinguisher, 20 lbs, class BC.

Frequency: 5-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

36.00 $

TESTC

Hydrostatic testing of CO2 fire extinguisher, 5 to 20 lbs.

Frequency: 5-year cycle.

22.00 $

SERFE or SERHA

Full servicing of FE-36 or Halotron fire extinguisher, 3 to 17 lbs.
** If extinguisher has lost more than 2 lbs of FE36 or Halotron powder filling, extra refilling fee (63.55$) charged per pound of powder.

Frequency: 6-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

98.00 $

TESTFE or TESTHA

Hydrostatic testing of FE-36 or Halotron fire extinguisher, 3 to 17 lbs.

Frequency: 12-year cycle.

22.00 $

SERAC

Full servicing of distilled water fire extinguisher, 2.5 gallons, class 2AC.

Frequency: 5-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

25.00 $

TESTAC

Hydrostatic testing of distilled water fire extinguisher, 2.5 gallons, class 2AC.

Frequency: 5-year cycle.

17.00 $

SERE

Full servicing of water fire extinguisher, 2.5 gallons, class 2A.

Frequency: 6-year cycle, or when extinguisher needs refilling.

18.00 $

TESTE

Hydrostatic testing of water fire extinguisher, 2.5 gallons, class 2A.

Frequency: 5-year cycle.

17.00 $

Services for emergency lighting units

Sylprotec offers complete inspection and servicing of emergency lighting units in the Greater Montreal area. Our servicing section is intended primarily for company managers, building managers, and for interested individuals.

The general public is oftentimes not aware of the need for adequate emergency lighting... until a blackout occurs and they are plunged in complete darkness! Many types of workplaces do not have windows, therefore the inside of these buildings will be pitch-dark if a power outage occurs, even during daytime.

At Sylprotec, we have a dedicated and experienced team. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and know all the requirements necessary to meet the safety criteria of relevant authorities. Moreover, they know and believe in the importance of a personalized approach to answer each customer’s specific needs.

Sylprotec can perform check-ups annually or more frequently, according to your needs. During an inspection, our technicians will proceed to methodically inspect and take inventory your emergency lighting units. They will also identify all the auxiliary units connected to the master units and they will calculate the electrical charge required for each master lighting unit. They will also check emergency "Exit" lights and their power supply, to ensure they will work properly in case of a power outage. If you allow it, our technicians will also inspect other safety equipment such as:

- Fire hoses;
- First aid kits;

- Emergency lighting units;

- Emergency showers and eyewashes.

If you have a large inventory of emergency lighting units, you will be pleased to receive our detailed inspection reports. Detailed reports allow you to better estimate recurrent costs related to emergency lighting maintenance, such as the cost of battery replacements. Note that Sylprotec performs preventive battery replacements every 4 years.

Sylprotec does not ask its customers to sign long-term contracts – or indeed, any contracts at all! We trust our commitment to great service to be our guarantee for returning customers, keeping them satisfied year after year.

FEES FOR INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING UNITS

Service ID

Description

Cost

 

Travel fees for technicians (round-trip):

 

FRAIS1

Travel fee for the Island of Montreal (except downtown).

50.00 $

FRAIS2

Travel fee for downtown Montreal.

55,00 $

FRAIS3

Travel fee for the Greater Montreal area (less than 25 km).

55.00 $

 

Emergency lighting inspection fees:

 

RECER

Certificate and printed inspection report with all lighting units.

7.50 $

VERIL

Inspection fee per emergency lighting unit.

Frequency: Yearly.

11.00 $

VERIL-S

Inspection fee per stand-alone emergency "Exit" light.

Frequency: Yearly.

2.00 $

VERIL-T

Inspection fee per emergency spotlight, simple or double, connected to a master unit.

Frequency: Yearly.

2.00 $

LB...

Replacement battery for emergency lighting unit.
Due to the wide variety of batteries that we offer, please consult
the Emergency lighting and accessories category for the list of prices.

Preventive replacement frequency: 4-year cycle.

 

 

Services for fire hoses

Sylprotec offers complete inspection and servicing of fire hoses in the Greater Montreal area. Our servicing section is intended primarily for company managers, building managers, and for interested individuals.

If you are responsible for the security of your company or of your building, you're doubtlessly wondering to whom to entrust the annual maintenance of your fire hoses.

At Sylprotec, we have a dedicated and experienced team. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and know all the requirements necessary to meet the safety criteria of relevant authorities. Moreover, they know and believe in the importance of a personalized approach to answer each customer’s specific needs.

Sylprotec can perform check-ups annually or more frequently, according to your needs. In general, fire hose inspections are often paired with portable fire extinguisher inspections, since these two devices are often paired together in fire cabinets. A fire cabinet typically includes a fire hose on a reel or rack, a horizontal valve to supply water to the fire hose, and a fire extinguisher.

During an inspection, our technicians will proceed to methodically inspect and take inventory your fire hoses. They will ensure the fire hoses are easily accessible, that the length of the fire hoses is appropriate, and that the nozzle of the fire hose is closed. They will also look for perforations along the hose and ensure the hose does not contain any stagnant water.

If needed, the technicians will temporarily remove some fire hoses in order to perform hydrostatic testing on them, according to NFPA 1962 standards. Fire hose hydrostatic testing must first be performed 5 years after a hose's manufacturing date, then every 3 years thereafter. When performing a hydrostatic test, the fire hose nozzle must sometimes be removed then re-mated with the hose. If the remaining length of the fire hose is no longer adequate, the entire fire hose will have to be replaced.

If you allow it, our technicians will also inspect other safety equipment during their visit, such as:

- Portable fire extinguishers;
- First aid kits;
- Emergency lighting units;
- Emergency showers and eyewash stations.

They can also install fire hose accessories such as:

- Trinal spanner keys;
- Fire hose water stops;
- High-visibility fire hose covers;
- Horizontal, vertical or circular racks and reels;
- Plugs for outdoor pipes;
- Safety signs to indicate the location of the fire hoses and/or of the fire service connectors (siamese connections);
- Other safety equipment.

If you have a large inventory of fire hoses, you will be pleased to receive our detailed inspection reports. Detailed reports allow you to better estimate recurring costs related to fire hoses, such as the cost of hydrostatic testing or the cost of replacing old fire hoses.

Sylprotec does not ask its customers to sign long-term contracts – or indeed, any contracts at all! We trust our commitment to great service to be our guarantee for returning customers, keeping them satisfied year after year.

 

FEES FOR INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR FIRE HOSES


Service ID


Description


Cost

 

Travel fees for technicians (round-trip):

 

FRAIS1

Travel fee for the Island of Montreal (except downtown).

50.00 $

FRAIS2

Travel fee for downtown Montreal.

55,00 $

FRAIS3

Travel fee for the Greater Montreal area (less than 25 km).

55.00 $

 

Fire hose inspection fees:

 

RECER

Certificate and printed inspection report with all fire hoses.

7.50 $

VERIB

Inspection fee per fire hose.

Frequency: Yearly.

4.15 $

TESTB

Hydrostatic testing of fire hose.

Frequency: First hydrostatic testing 5 years after hose manufacturing date, then 3-year cycle.

30.00 $

RAC

Fire hose coupling (1.5" diameter).

57.75 $

 

Inspections of first aid kits

Have you ever found yourself helpless in front of an empty first aid kit? Or frustrated by first aid kit content requirements lists? It can be an infuriating experience, especially in the event of a major injury that must be treated rapidly. To avoid such unpleasant events, Sylprotec offers a first aid kit inspection service, intended primarily for business managers, health and safety officers and building managers, in the Greater Montreal area.

At Sylprotec, we have a dedicated and experienced team. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and know all the requirements necessary to meet the safety criteria of relevant authorities. Moreover, they know and believe in the importance of a personalized approach to answer each customer’s specific needs.

Sylprotec can perform check-ups annually or more frequently, according to your needs. In general, first aid kit inspections are paired with other safety equipment inspections, such as fire extinguishers, fire hoses, emergency lighting, emergency showers, etc.

Sylprotec has created detailed checklists for first aid kits. These checklists allow us to determine precisely the required items and amounts for each first aid kit. The checklists are compliant with the minimum standard requirements at the provincial and federal levels. We can also develop custom first aid kit content checklists, according to each customer's existing injury hazards.

During an inspection, our technicians will proceed to methodically inspect and take inventory of your first aid kits. The inspection will require two visits. During the first visit, our technicians will inventory all first aid kits and will inspect their contents. If there are any items missing, our technicians will perform a second visit to refill the first aid kits.

Sylprotec also offers specialized medical care equipment and furniture for first aid rooms:

- Stretchers;
- Examination beds;
- Wheelchairs;
- Wool blankets;
- Counters and storage cabinets;
- and more.

As a closing note, Sylprotec recommends that our customers' first aid officers continue to monitor the contents of the first aid kits on the premises. As they are the first responders in case of a workplace accident or injury, it is vital that they ensure that first aid kits are well-stocked.

FEES FOR INSPECTION OF FIRST AID KITS

Service ID

Description

Cost

 

Travel fees for technicians (round-trip):

 

FRAIS1

Travel fee for the Island of Montreal (except downtown).

50.00 $

FRAIS2

Travel fee for downtown Montreal.

55,00 $

FRAIS3

Travel fee for the Greater Montreal area (less than 25 km).

55.00 $

 

First aid kit inspection fees:

 

VERIT

Inspection fee per first aid kit.

12.50 $

PS...

First aid products for refilling first aid kits.
Due to the wide variety of first aid products that we offer, please consult
the First aid category for the list of prices.

 

 

Services for emergency safety showers and emergency eye or face wash stations
Sylprotec offers an inspection service for emergency showers and eye or face wash stations, intended primarily for business managers, health and safety officers and building managers, in the Greater Montreal area.

It is easy to notice that the inspection of emergency showers is often overlooked. Worse, once the emergency showers are installed, their maintenance is neglected.

Inspection services emergency showers are often overlooked. Once installed showers, it is not uncommon that people forget to do the inspection. At Sylprotec, we have a dedicated and experienced team. Our technicians are thoroughly trained and know all the requirements necessary to meet the safety criteria of relevant authorities. Moreover, they know and believe in the importance of a personalized approach to answer each customer’s specific needs. Sylprotec can perform check-ups annually or more frequently, according to your needs. In general, emergency shower inspections can be paired with other safety equipment inspections, such as fire extinguishers, fire hoses, emergency lighting, etc.

During an inspection, our technicians will proceed to methodically inspect and take inventory of your emergency showers and eye or face wash stations.To ensure that the showers and wash stations work properly and safely at all times, our technicians will perform the following tasks:

- Empty any stagnant water that may be left in the pipes;
- Check the shower or wash station for any leaks and flow obstructions;
- Run the shower or wash station to rinse away and metal or mineral particles that may have contaminated the rinsing water;
- For eye wash stations, check the water jet height and flow rate using a test gauge;
- Check that the thermostatic valves, if installed, work properly.
Note: According to the latest standard (ANSI Z358.1-2009), thermostatic valves are mandatory. Without them, the rinsing water becomes too cold to allow comfortable rinsing for at least 15 minutes. Thermostatic valves also protect against scalding if there ever is a problem with the cold water supply.
- Check that the anti-freeze protection, if installed, works properly;
- Check the flow rate, in gallons per minute, of the emergency showers. (Plumbing changes or renovations may have affected the inlet water pressure.)

FEES FOR INSPECTION OF EMERGENY SHOWERS

Service ID

Description

Cost

 

Travel fees for technicians (round-trip):

 

FRAIS1

Travel fee for the Island of Montreal (except downtown).

50.00 $

FRAIS2

Travel fee for downtown Montreal.

55,00 $

FRAIS3

Travel fee for the Greater Montreal area (less than 25 km).

55.00 $

 

Emergency shower inspection fees:

 

VERID

Inspection and change of water for gravity-fed portable eye or face wash station.

45.00 $

VERID-C

Inspection of combined emergency shower unit.

    50.00 $

VERID-P

Inspection and change of water for pressurized portable eye or face wash station.

   75.00 $

 

Services for fall protection equipment (safety harnesses and lanyards)

Determined to offer as much after-sale support as possible, Sylprotec now offers an inspection service for some fall protection equipment. This service is directed to health and safety managers, inspection officers, and any individuals interested in improving their safety equipment inspection program.

Sylprotec is certified for inspecting safety harnesses and safety lanyards. For other types of fall protection equipment, we will refer to the specific manufacturers concerned, especially 3M and North Safety (Honeywell).

Before beginning an inspection program, it is important to know that the worker must inspect his or her safety harness, lanyard and all other safety equipment before beginning to work at heights. All equipment that has been subjected to an impact or a fall must be immediately rendered unusable. But what else is there to know?

The frequency at which the fall protection equipment must be inspected varies according to the working conditions and to the level of experience of some workers. It is strongly recommended to perform monthly inspections for the equipment of workers that come in contact with particulates, vapors, liquids, UV rays, or excessive heat. This inspection must be performed by a competent person that is different from the usual wearer of the fall protection equipment.

 

RECOMMENDED frequencies of inspection FOR FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

 

1. Safety harnesses and lanyards :

• On top of regular basic inspections, they must be inspected by a competent person other than the usual wearer. This inspection must include a written report.

 

2. Type 1 retractable lanyards (shorter than 3 meters or 10 feet) :

• On top of regular basic inspections, they must be inspected by a competent person other than the usual wearer. This inspection must include a written report.
•Type1 retractables require no annual factory recertification.

 

3. Type 2 retractable lanyards (longer than 3 meters or 10 feet) :

• On top of regular basic inspections, they must be inspected by a competent person other than the usual wearer. This inspection must include a written report.
• Inspect yearly by the manufacturer or its equivalent, with written report.
• A maximum of 2 years is allowed before a lanyard or lifeline is used for the first time, counting from the manufacture date printed on its label.

 

4. Type 3 retractable lanyards (longer than 3 meters or 10 feet with recovery mechanism) :

• On top of regular basic inspections, they must be inspected by a competent person other than the usual wearer. This inspection must include a written report.
• Inspect yearly by the manufacturer or its equivalent, with written report.
• A maximum of 2 years is allowed before a lanyard or lifeline is used for the first time, counting from the manufacture date printed on its label.

 

5. Other fall protection equipment (hoists, winches, tripods, etc.) :

• On top of regular basic inspections, they must be inspected monthly by a competent person other than the usual wearer. This inspection must include a written report.
• Inspect yearly by a third party, with written report.

 

Employers must therefore keep a detailed log book of all inspection dates and results for each fall protection item. This log book will also allow managers to plan for incoming inspection dates and to continue to instruct workers on the use of their fall protection equipments.

During an inspection, our technician proceeds to carefully inspect your material according to criteria established by the manufacturer. A written inspection report is also included, and we also keep a copy in our files. A harness inspection report sheet contains as many as 22 inspection criteria, grouped in 3 levels of importance.

• A single anomaly for a level 1 or 2 criterion means that the fall protection item must be immediately rendered unusable.
• An anomaly for a level 3 criterion means that a note to that effect will be included in the written report.

 

If there is no competent person available to inspect your fall protection equipment when you need them, remember that Sylprotec is always ready to help!

 

FEES FOR INSPECTION OF FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

 


Service ID


Description


Cost

 

Shipping fees for the fall protection equipment:

The fall protection equipment must be sent to our facility to be inspected and cleaned.

 

The customer must cover the shipping fees (both ways) for the fall protection equipment to be inspected.

Variable

 

Fall protection equipment inspection fees:

 

VERIA-H

Safety harness inspection, including a printed and signed inspection report.

35.00 $
/ harness

VERIA-L

Safety lanyard inspection, including a printed and signed inspection report.

25.00 $
/ lanyard

Any equipment that has withstood a fall or an impact must be declared out of service.

Any equipment that has been declared out of service following inspection will be immediately rendered unusable.
The equipment will be returned in this state.

Qualitative fit test for respirators

On top of offering respiratory protection training, Sylprotec performs qualitative fit tests for individuals and for companies, helping you manage your respiratory protection program. Qualitative fit tests allow to determine whether the supplied respirators fit the intended users and are being worn correctly. These tests can be performed for disposable masks, half-facepiece masks with cartridges, and full-face masks.

Qualitative fit tests may be done at our office or at your company, depending on your preference. To book a qualitative fit test, please contact our customer service. Appointments are required and are subject to availability of the trainer. In case our trainer will need to travel, please contact us to obtain a quote for the total price including travel fees.

 

FEES FOR QUALITATIVE FIT TEST

 


Service ID


Description


Cost

 

Travel fees for trainer (round-trip):

 

FRAIS

Travel fees will be calculated according to the travel distance. Please contact our customer service to obtain a total quote.

Variable

 

Qualitative fit test fees (at our office):

 

RFT

Qualitative fit test, per person.

65.00 $
/ person