How do you use a Fire Extinguisher?•If in Doubt sound the alarm, exit the building and telephone 999 to call the fire brigade.•Remember that life is more important than property, so don't place yourself and others at risk.•Never attempt to use a fire extinguisher on a fire unless you feel it is safe for you to do so.•Before using a fire extinguisher, ensure that there is a clear exit for escape.P Pull the pin on the fire extinguisherA Aim the hose nozzle low towards the base of the fireS Squeeze the handle to release the extinguish-antS Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of the flames until extinguished•Remember Pull, Aim, Squeeze and Sweep
Water Fire Extinguishers are one of the most popular and cost effective of all available fire extinguishers, but limited to only A class fires. Water fire extinguishers produce a powerful jet enabling the user to fight a fire from a longer distance.BS EN3 colour code: Red label
Foam Fire Extinguishersextinguish fires by providing a film of foam over the fire, which starves the fire of oxygen and cools the fire using the water content in the foam. The layer of foam applied to the source of fuel helps to prevent re-ignition after the fire has been extinguished.EN3 colour code: Cream label
CO2 Fire Extinguishers(carbon dioxide) are suitable for use on live electrical fires and flammable liquids and work by displacing the oxygen. CO2 is the cleanest extinguisher agents and leaves no residue behind, the main disadvantage is that once the gas has dispersed the fire may re-ignite.EN3 colour code: Black label
Dry Powder Fire Extinguishersis a multi-purpose fire extinguisher that can be used on A, B and C classes of fire. It works by blanketing the source with an inert solid, to coat the fuel and smother the fire. Powder extinguishers should not be used in confined spaces where there is a risk of inhaling the powder.EN3 colour code: Blue label
Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishersare especially designed for use in commercial kitchens, involving burning oil and deep fat fryer fires (class F). On application the contents provide a chemical reaction to the fuel, sealing the source and preventing re-ignition.EN3 colour code: Yellow label
Fire Blanketsare are made of fire-resistant materials and are very effective at smothering the fire and denying it oxygen but has to cover entire burning area.
Which Fire Extinguisher?
NEW Watermist Fire ExtinguishersUsing ground breaking technology the extinguisher creates a microscopic mist curtain to reduce the oxygen around the fire, extinguishing the flames and creates a cooling blanket on the fire.Ideal for use in commercial kitchens, involving burning oil and deep fat fryer fires (class F) and when there is a risk of live electrical equipment. EN3 colour code: Red / White label