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Types of Fire Extinguishers

Understanding the different types of fire extinguishers is equally as important as knowing how to use, handle and maintain each of them. They come in different shapes, sizes and colours and each of them is specifically designed to tackle a certain type of fire. All fires are not the same this is why the composition […]

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

How safe are your fire extinguishers? Fire extinguishers are worth their weight in gold, they keep us safe, protect our homes, cut our costs and yet all they require in return is a bit of maintenance and servicing. Like all other safety equipment, fire extinguishers require regular inspection and light to moderate maintenance to ensure […]

Fire Extinguisher Colours

Fire extinguisher colours, shapes and sizes may vary around the world but here in the UK all recently manufactured fire extinguishers that meet the BS EN 3 standards must have the appropriate fire extinguisher colour coding displayed slightly above the operating instructions, this is a major change compared to the old UK fire extinguisher coding […]

Types of Fire Extinguishers

02 December 2012

Understanding the different types of fire extinguishers is equally as important as knowing how to use, handle and maintain each of them. They come in different shapes, sizes and colours and each of them is specifically designed to tackle a certain type of fire. All fires are not the same this is why the composition […]

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Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

19 December 2012

How safe are your fire extinguishers? Fire extinguishers are worth their weight in gold, they keep us safe, protect our homes, cut our costs and yet all they require in return is a bit of maintenance and servicing. Like all other safety equipment, fire extinguishers require regular inspection and light to moderate maintenance to ensure […]

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CO2 Fire Extinguisher

10 December 2011

Co2 fire extinguishers are useful for very specific types of fires. It is important to understand how to use these models safely as well as knowing when they will prove to be an effective fire-fighting tool in a dangerous situation. This type of fire extinguisher is a natural replacement for Halon. It contains Carbon Dioxide […]

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Foam Fire Extinguisher

10 December 2011

Foam extinguishers are popular for use on flammable liquids and man-made fibres that exist within soft furnishings. This is because the foam will create a layer over liquids that are burning, such as petrol, and prevent soft furnishings and carpets from liquidizing beneath the intense heat of the fire. If foam fire extinguishers are used […]

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Water Fire Extinguisher

10 December 2011

Water fire extinguishers can be used for solid burning fires, which are also known as Class A fires. This is the traditional way of extinguishing a fire, as these extinguishers use water to put the fire out. Whether you need to tackle wood, burning paper or soft furnishings, these models are suitable for the task. […]

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Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher

10 December 2011

Dry powder fire extinguishers are useful for controlling or extinguishing smaller fires. These types of fire extinguishers are unsuitable for use on a larger fire that is burning out of control, however they are considered to be very good all round fire fighting aids, particularly for use in the home or on burning vehicles. Dry […]

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Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher

10 December 2011

Wet chemical fire extinguishers are among the most recent types of fire extinguishers introduced in the UK. They work by deploying a solution of pressurized salts in water and are useful for Class F fat or cooking oil fires; they are not suitable for Class B oil fires. Wet chemical fire extinguishers are perfect for […]

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Fire Extinguisher Colours

01 December 2012

Fire extinguisher colours, shapes and sizes may vary around the world but here in the UK all recently manufactured fire extinguishers that meet the BS EN 3 standards must have the appropriate fire extinguisher colour coding displayed slightly above the operating instructions, this is a major change compared to the old UK fire extinguisher coding […]

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