Choosing Fire Extinguishers

Identify the type of materials in the area

Class A:

SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc

Class B:

FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc

Class C:

FLAMMABLE GASES such as propane, butane, methane etc

Class D:

METALS such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc

Class E:

Fires involving ELECTRICAL APPARATUS

Class F:

Cooking OIL & FAT etc


DRY POWDER FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Often termed the ‘multi-purpose’ extinguisher, as it can be used on classes A, B & C fires. Best for running liquid fires (Class B). Will efficiently extinguish Class C gas fires, BUT BEWARE, IT CAN BE DANGEROUS TO EXTINGUISH A GAS FIRE WITHOUT FIRST ISOLATING THE GAS SUPPLY. Special powders are available for class D metal fires.
These Dry Powder Extinguishers are available in; 2Kg, 3Kg, 4Kg, 6Kg and 9Kg all units are supplied with fixing brakets.

Warning: when used indoors, powder can obscure vision or damage goods and machinery. It is also very messy.