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 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

 

 

The type and size of fire extinguisher required should be determined by a Competent Person but please find below a brief outline of the different classes of fires and the most suitable type of extinguisher :

 

 

CLASS OF FIRE

A

PAPER,WOOD,TEXTILES

B

FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS EG PETROL,OIL,KEROSENE

C

FLAMMABLE GASES EG LPG,BUTANE

D

COMBUSTIBLE METALS EG MSGNESIUM,POTASSIUM,SODIUM 

 E 

 ELECTRICAL

F

COOKING OILS OR FATS

 

TYPE OF EXTINGUISHER

CLASS OF FIRE RATED FOR

DRY POWDER

A,B,D,E (NB Specialist Dry powder Extinguisher equired for Class D)

CARBON DIOXIDE

A,B,E

AFFF (FOAM)

A,B,

WET CHEMICAL

A,F

WATER

A

 

 

It should be noted that fire extinguishers vary in size and the appropriate size should be determined by a Competent Person.