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How to Use Fire Extinguishers – Common Mistakes When Using a Fire Extinguisher

How to Use Fire Extinguishers – Common Mistakes When Using a Fire Extinguisher

A fire extinguisher is an invaluable tool when it comes to fighting fires, but if you don’t know how to use it properly it could exacerbate the problem or simply prove useless. This month, we’ll be looking at the correct way to use a fire extinguisher, both in terms of the types of fires you should be using them on and how to appropriately go about using it. Don’t Blindly Rush In – Stop and Think Absolutely central to fighting a fire is stopping and thinking about whether or not the fire is worth risking injury (or worse) over, namely in…

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The different types of fire extinguishers

Having the correct fire safety equipment in top working order is a legal requirement for any commercial environment to ensure everyone within the building is protected from the threat of a fire occurring in the property. There are 5 main types of fire extinguishers, each designed to target specific fires so that any potential breakouts can be dealt with effectively. For further information, also take a look at our article on how to correctly use a fire extinguisher. Firstly, it is important to take note of which category the nature of a fire belongs to:   Class A: these fires consist…

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