• FIRE EXTINGUISHER SUITABLE FOR KITCHENS

Kitchens are usually a hive of activity and it is important to make sure that fire safety standards are upheld. They usually contain multiple fire risks from solid combustible material to high temperature cooking media.

Kitchen


MAIN CLASSES OF FIRE IN THE KITCHEN

class a

Class A - Suitable for solid combustible materials such as wood and textiles, these materials are often found in kitchens in the form of cupboards, notice boards, waste bins and towels
class f

Class F - Suitable for large burning oils risks which are often found in kitchens in the form of deep fat fryers, frying pans, cooking oils. Most class F extinguishers also have a special application lance.

RISKEXTINGUISHER TYPEADVANTAGEDISADVANTAGE
LARGE COMBUSTIBLE COOKING RISK

Wet chemical


Wet Chemica
Wet chemical fire extinguishers lay a smooth cooling blanket on top of the burning liquid and help to prevent re-ignitionWet chemical extinguisher are not generally suitable for use on other types of fire due to its unique application
SMALL COMBUSTIBLE COOKING RISKA

FIRE BLANKET


Fire Blanket

Fire blankets generally have the same effect on cooking media fires as a wet chemical fire extinguisher but are much lighter and more versatile.

Fire blankets can also be used to put out clothing fires by wrapping them around the person who is on fire and smothering the flames.

Fire blankets do not generally provide enough coverage for larger scale fire risks such as commercial deep fat fryers.

The user has to get a lot closer to a fire when using a fire blanket instead of an extinguisher
GENERAL RISKS

WATER MIST EXTINGUISHER


Water Mist
Using de-ionised water, clean-up is minimal and does not affect the running of the kitchen. Water mist is proven and certified for use on class A, B, C and F fires.

Although the water mist extinguishers cover most types of fire the fire ratings for each class of fire are lower than their traditional counterparts

  • FIRE EXTINGUISHER SUITABLE FOR OFFICES

For the majority of modern offices the biggest fire risks are solid combustibles in the form of furniture and waste paper bins and electrical in the form of computers, monitors, stereos and kettles.

Most offices will have general fire risks from things such as desks, chairs and waste paper bins but will also contain electrical equipment.

MAIN CLASSES OF FIRE IN THE OFFICES
Class A

Class A - Suitable for solid combustible materials such as wood and textiles, these materials are often found in offices in the form of desks, chairs, doors, carpets, curtains and notice boards.
Class B

Class B - Suitable for flammable liquids such as petrol and oil, these materials are often found in offices in the form of furniture polish and cleaning materials which are stored in cupboards and drawers.

Electrical
Electrical 
- Suitable for use on electrical fires such as computers, printers, stereos and electrical heaters all of which are often found in today's busy modern office environment.

RISKTYPE OF EXTINGUISHERADVANTAGESDISADVANTAGES
SOLID MATERIAL WATER
Water
Best for class A fires since it is able to cool the heat thoroughly.Water fire extinguishers only have an A rating and are not suitable for any other type of fire
ELECTRICAL RISK

Carbon dioxide
Cabon Dioxide

CO2 does not conduct electricity and is a clean extinguisher agent which leaves behind no harmful residue

CO2 is an asphyxiant if used in confined spaces and cannot be used on solid fuel fires such as wood, paper or textile.

GENERAL RISKSFoam
Foam

Foam fire extinguishers have excellent penetration properties and quickly create a cooling blanket over burning fuels.

Foam has very high ratings and is probably the best and most accepted fire fighter in an office environment.

Foam extinguishers can leave behind a soapy residue after use.

Foam is a natural condutor of electricty, if the extinguisher has not passed the electrical conductivity test they shouldnt be used on electrical fires.




  • FIRE EXTINGUISHER SUITABLE FOR USE IN WAREHOUSES.

In most warehouses there will be large amounts of packaging and the possibility of some electrical equipment. As warehouses are usually larger areas than most rooms it is usually recommended to install larger extinguishers to cover more space.
Warehouse

Most warehouses contain an assortment of fire risks such as computers, electrical appliances, packaging materials and cleaning materials.

Warehouses traditionally have the potential of larger fires and possibly larger volumes of flammable materials.

If the warehouse has a loading bay etc. where vehicles would stop a powder extinguisher could be used to cover potential vehicle related fires.

MAIN CLASSES OF FIRE IN THE WAREHOUSE

Class A


Class A
 - Suitable for solid combustible materials such as wood and textiles, these materials are often found in offices in the form of desks, chairs, doors, carpets, curtains and notice boards.

Class B

Class B - Suitable for flammable liquids such as petrol and oil, these materials are often found in offices in the form of furniture polish and cleaning materials which are stored in cupboards and drawers.

Electrical
Electrical 
- Suitable for use on electrical fires such as computers, printers, stereos and electrical heaters all of which are often found in today's busy modern office environment.

RISKTYPE OF EXTINGUISHERADVANTAGESDISADVANTAGES
SOLID MATERIAL WATER
Water
Best for class A fires since it is able to cool the heat thoroughly.Water fire extinguishers only have an A rating and are not suitable for any other type of fire
ELECTRICAL RISK

Carbon dioxide
Carbo Diaxide

CO2 does not conduct electricity and is a clean extinguisher agent which leaves behind no harmful residue

CO2 is an asphyxiant if used in confined spaces and cannot be used on solid fuel fires such as wood, paper or textile.

GENERAL RISKSFoam
Foam

Foam fire extinguishers have excellent penetration properties and quickly create a cooling blanket over burning fuels.

Foam has very high ratings and is probably the best and most accepted fire fighter in an office environment.

Foam extinguishers can leave behind a soapy residue after use.

Foam is a natural condutor of electricty, if the extinguisher has not passed the electrical conductivity test they shouldnt be used on electrical fires.