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Fire Extinguishers

Responsibility for providing fire extinguishers lies with your business. You are required to provide means of fighting small fires.

We only provide extinguishers which are manufactured to the legal standard BS EN 3.

Unfortunately there isn’t a single fire extinguisher for all fires. We can review your premises and then guide you to the best extinguisher for the potential fire risks.

Types of fire

It’s important to identify the types of materials in the area of the fire.  Fires are then split into different classes.

  • Class A:
    Solids, e.g. wood, cloth, rubber, paper, and some types of plastics
  • Class B:
    Liquids or Liquefiable solids, e.g. petrol, oil, paint and also some waxes & plastics, but not cooking fats or oils
  • Class C:
    Gases, e.g. natural gas, hydrogen, propane, butane
  • Class D:
    Metals, e.g. sodium, magnesium, and potassium
  • Class E:
    Electrical appliances, wiring, or other electrically energized objects in the vicinity of the fire
  • Class F:
    Cooking fats and oils. Extremely high temperature means that normal fire extinguishers should not be used.

Colour Coding of fire extinguishers

  • Fire Extinguisher - Water.Water
    (class A)
    Signal red
    For wood, paper, textile and solid material fires
  • Fire Extinguisher - Powder.Powder
    (class A+B+C)
    Red with a blue panel
    For liquid and electrical fire
  • Fire Extinguisher - Foam.Foam
    (class A+B)
    Red with a cream panel
    For use on liquid fires
  • Fire Extinguisher - Carbon Dioxide.Carbon Dioxide
    (class E)
    Red with a black panel
    For liquid and electrical fires
  • Fire Extinguisher - Wet Chemical.Wet Chemical
    (class F)
    Red with a canary yellow panel
    For cooking fat and oil fires

We can also advise you as to the best location for your fire extinguishers.

For expert advice on the best solution for you call 01435 862448 or email info@performance−

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