Before discussing the different types of fire extinguisher, it is important to understand that all checks and advice needs to be given by persons authorised to do so. At London Fire and Safe, all our teams have the correct authority, training and approval to ensure that your premises are fully compliant with current regulations.

Here is guide to fire extinguishers:
Water Extinguisher:
Water extinguishers work by expelling air pressured water to cool flaming materials. They are efficient for dealing with small fires such as those you may find in the home involving paper, wood, furniture or deep-seated fires. These are categorised as Class A fires. These extinguishers should not be used for Class B or Class C fires - fires caused by electrical appliances.

Carbon Dioxide Extinguisher:
Carbon Dioxide or CO2 extinguishers work by expelling CO2 in order eliminate oxygen from the combustion region. This discharge is cold in nature and eliminates heat. These extinguishers are ideal for Class B and Class C fires as no residue is left behind. They can also be used on fires involving paper.

Dry Chemical Extinguisher:
Dry chemical extinguishers are multipurpose extinguishers and are very useful for homes, offices and other buildings. They can be used on Class A, Class B and Class C fires. The discharge comprises of special fluidised and siliconized mono ammonium phosphate dry powder which blocks oxygen from reaching the element in Class A fires and stops the chemical reaction from persisting in Class B fires.

This installation of any fire extinguisher should be carried out by an expert. The incorrect choice of extinguisher can be fatal so staff should be properly trained in their use. At London Fire and Safe we can assist you with choosing the right extinguishers for your premises, installing them in a correct location and training your employees in their use. This needs to be conducted by an expert and we have over 30 years’ experience in the industry so will be able to answer any questions or queries that you may have.

Fire extinguishers are often the first line of defence when it comes to a fire, so ensuring that everything is correct is essential for everyone’s wellbeing.
A Quick Check List
What would happen if there was a fire at your premises today? Would your staff know what to do? Please read through the questions below. If you answer NO to any question you should contact us immediately so we can help you to protect your employees, customers and your business.
  • Do your staff know how to use a fire extinguisher?
  • Do they know the correct extinguisher to use?
  • Have they had any training in the last year?
  • Would your staff know how to evacuate your building?
  • Has your fire protection equipment been serviced in the last six months?

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