Fire Extinguisher Types
Extinguisher types are specified for the fire classifications that are best used on them.
So, what’s what when it comes to Fire Extinguishers?
Most commonly used type of extinguisher, used on Class A fires such as wood, paper, cloth or textiles. NOT to be used on flammable fluids or cooking fats.
For use on Class A fires such as wood, paper, cloth or textiles, Class B fires such as petrol and volatile liquids such as fats and oils. NOT recommended for fires involving electricity, however, is better than using a water extinguisher.
Can be used on Class A fires such as wood, paper, cloth or textiles, Class B fires such as petrol, fats and oils and Class C fires – flammable gases such as methane, propane and butane.
Ideal to use on Class F’s, involving cooking oils and fats. Therefore, great for kitchens alongside a kitchen fire suppression system!
Suitable for Class B fires of flammable liquids and also electrical hazards. Ideal for all electrical risks where oils and spirits are in use.
Extremely versatile. Effective in extinguishing Class B (Liquid), Electrical, Class F (Fat) Fires, Class A fires (wood, paper, cloth or textiles), Class B (petrol, fats and oils), Class C (flammable gases such as methane, propane and butane), Class F (flammable cooking oils such as sunflower oil, animal fats and olive oil), and also electrical.