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FIRE EXTINGUISHER SALES

FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICE

FIRE EXTINGUISHER HIRE

FIRE ALARM INSTALLATION

FIRE ALARM SERVICE

EMERGENCY LIGHTING

SAFETY SIGNAGE

PAT TESTING

FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS

STAFF SAFETY TRAINING

Fire Classification

Fires have been classified into four groups A, B, C, and D

class a
class b
class c
class d

  • Class A fires - are fires involving organic solids like paper, wood, etc
  • Class B fires - are fires involving flammable Liquids.
  • Class C fires - are fires involving flammable Gasses
  • Class D fires - are fires involving Metals

class f

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published a standard introducing a new fire classification for cooking oil and fat fires, Class F, in BS 7937: Specification for portable fire extinguishers for use on cooking oil : 2000.

The standard includes a detailed description of the rigorous testing extinguishers must successfully undergo to achieve the Class F test fire rating.

electric

Electrical fires are not included, as they can fall into any of the classifications. However if you use a water extinguisher you must isolate the electric supply first as you could be electrocuted.

In addition it must be remembered that certain electrical apparatus maintains a lethal charge for some time after it has been switch off.

What should you do if you discover a fire? You must get everyone out as quickly as possible and call the fire brigade. However you may discover a fire in its very early stages and think that you can deal with it yourself. The first thing that you should remember is that fire spreads very quickly. Even a small contained fire can quickly spread, producing smoke and fumes which can kill in seconds. If you are in any doubt do not tackle the fire, no matter how small. You can put yourself at risk by fighting the fire.

IF IN DOUBT GET OUT, CALL THE FIRE BRIGADE AND STAY OUT!

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