Fire extinguishers, Fire Blankets and Fire Hose Reels are the first line of defence and their correct use can significantly reduce the damage, caused by a fire. It is critical that your staff are trained in the correct use of fire extinguishers, fire blankets and fire hose reels to ensure that they use them effectively and without placing themselves and others at risk.
It is also important to make sure you have the right types of fire extinguishers on hand to put out common fires. Our experienced technicians at Secure Fire Protection have been trained and certified at inspecting Fire Extinguishers to make sure that they are damage-free, perform at their best capacity and operate without any hindrance.
Our qualified and experienced technicians will be able to assist you in choosing the correct fire extinguishers for your premises. In addition, Secure Fire Protection ensures all testing and maintenance is carried out in accordance with Australian Standards and fire safety regulations. Your Fire Extinguishers should be inspected and maintained every 6 months in accordance with Australian Standards 1851
Understanding Fire Extinguishers And Their Classes
Make sure your fire extinguishers are installed correctly, the correct extinguisher is in place for the hazards and your fire extinguishers are installed as per Australian Standard 2444.
The six classes of fire extinguishers are; A, B, C, D, E and F and each class can put out a different type of fire.
- Class A extinguishers will put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper and rubbish
- Class B extinguishers are for use on flammable and combustible liquids like fuel and oil
- Class C extinguishers are suitable for use only on Flammable Gasses
- Class D extinguishers are designed for use on flammable metals
- Class E extinguishers are designed for use on electrically energized fires
- Class F extinguishers are designed for use on cooking oil and fats
How To Use A Fire Extinguisher
- Ensure that you have the correct type of extinguisher and you are trained and certified how and when to use the fire extinguisher correctly and call ‘000’ in any emergency situation
- Ensure that you have a clear egress between you and the nearest exit door.
- Pull the pin on the fire extinguisher in order to break the tamper seal.
- Aim the fire extinguisher low, with the nozzle pointed at the base of the fire.
- Squeeze the handle of the fire extinguisher to release the extinguishing agent.
- Sweep the nozzle from side to side while pointed at the base of the fire until it is extinguished.
If the fire re-ignites, repeat the last 3 steps.
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