Types, Classes, Uses, Colour and How it Works
Fire risks vary from place to place, and it’s essential to match your fire extinguishers to your unique needs. Not sure if your current fire extinguishers are the right fit? We’ll conduct a free site survey for you!
Some fire extinguishers can be dangerous if used in the wrong situation. That’s why it’s important to consider the risk of someone grabbing the wrong one in a moment of panic. Creating a tailored specification can help prevent such dangerous situations.
There are typically six types of fire extinguishers, these are Dry ABC powder, Carbon Dioxide, Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) Foam, Water, Water Mist, and Wet Chemical. Each type is used to fight specific fire classes. Refer to the chart to determine which fire extinguisher is the right choice for your requirements.
Colour Code of Fire Extinguishers
In offices and public establishments, you’ve probably encountered fire extinguishers positioned near entrances or fire exit routes. Sometimes, you might notice multiple red fire extinguishers clustered together, which can initially make them difficult to distinguish from one another. However, it is vital to be able to differentiate between them in case of emergencies.
There are five different fire extinguisher colors: Red, Cream, Blue, Black, and Yellow. Each of these colors signifies a particular type of fire extinguisher. Let’s define the meaning of these colors, as indicated in the chart below.
Other Types of Fire Extinguisher
Classes of Fire: A, B, C, E
Classes of Fire: B, E
Classes of Fire: A, B
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