If you suspect a fire, make sure everyone is safely out of any danger and call the fire brigade immediately. However, commercial premises need to ensure that they have working fire extinguishers and these may be particularly appropriate to tackle small outbreaks and prevent more extensive damage.
With many different types of fire extinguisher to choose from, how do you know which ones you need? Whilst each is intended for a specific type of fire and situation, some can be used on more than one type of fire hazard so it's helpful to know a little more than just the classification.
RJA Electrical, Fire & Security can provide you with expert advice on this and other aspects of fire safety and this is the best way forward. However, many people find it helpful to have done a little advance reading so that they can make a more informed choice. RJA Electrical, Fire & Security are providing you with this summary of the main types of fire extinguisher for this purpose. Contact us to find out more and place your order.
Class A fires - wood, straw, paper, coal, and other common flammable materials.
Suitable for use on a Class A fire as above and also a Class B fire. Class B fires concern flammable liquids. If the fire involves petrol or paint, it is a Class B fire and can be tackled with foam.
Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers are intended for electrical hazards but can also be used when tackling a flammable liquid fire (Class B risk).
If you are operating in an environment where there could be threats from flammable liquids, gas, electrical sources, and common flammable, Class A, materials, a Powder Fire Extinguishers could be a good choice for your as they can tackle various types of fire.
Are cooking oil and fat a risk for you? A Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher is what is needed for this type of fire, including chip pan or deep fat fryer fires. This type of extinguisher can also be used with Class A fires.
Before you place your order, there are a few other considerations you will need to turn your attention to: