This guide illustrates the types of fire that each kind of fire extinguisher is suitable for. Under the old standard, the whole of the body of the extinguisher was painted the appropriate colour code to indicate its use. The new standard is BS EN3 part 5, and an extinguisher is Signal Red with a band of colour above the instructions to signify the use of the extinguisher. For more information, call our customer support team on 01724 281044 or use our contact form.
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|Wood, paper, textiles and other carbon-aceous materials.||Flammable liquids, petrols and spirits.||Flammable gases, for example propane and butane.||Fires involving burning metals.||Fires caused by electrical equipment where electric current may be present.||Cooking oil and fat. For example olive oil, maize oil, lard and butter.|
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* A Powder Extinguisher will leave a residue that can damage sensitive electrical equipment. If possible, use a CO2 Extinguisher.
Electrical equipment can be a factor in many types of fire.
When possible always isolate the electrical supply before using a water fire extinguisher..