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Classes of Fire – What are the 6 Different Types of Fires?

Every type of fire burns differently depending on it’s fuel source. Understanding the classes of fire is essential to fighting a fire safely if one breaks out. Using the wrong fire extinguisher can have catastrophic consequences, and pose a danger to life. For this reason, it is essential to understand the 6 different types of […]

Mounting a Fire Extinguisher in a Car – Installation Guide

Carrying a fire extinguisher in a car or van is an important safety measure for many business and domestic vehicle users.  Our guide looks at where you should mount a fire extinguisher in a car, and the types of brackets that can be used. We’ll also explore low impact installation methods that don’t involve drilling […]

Fire Drills in the Workplace – Legal Requirements & Procedures Guide

We all remember fire drills back at school, right? They were great, a perfect time to skive maths and have a catch up with your mates. Of course, we also understood the need for them and the workplace environment is no different. In this article, we cover all the legal requirements surrounding fire drills in […]

Working in Cold Temperatures – The Law UK

Working in cold temperatures here in the UK is inevitable during the winter months. Some workers are also employed in environments with very cold ambient temperatures such as food storage facilities. But just how cold can it get before it is legally too cold to work? The law on UK workplace temperatures is straightforward, but […]

Fire Hazards – Potential Sources of Ignition, Fuel & Heat in the Workplace

To put together an effective workplace fire risk assessment, it is essential to understand workplace risks and fire hazards. Every workplace has possible fire risks and these should be identified and regularly reviewed. Anything that has the potential to cause a fire should be noted as a potential fire hazard. In each workplace, there should […]

What Office Fire Extinguisher? UK Legal Requirements

An office might not seem like a workplace which has a high fire risk. Despite office building fires being unusual, there are many fire risks in this type of space. If a fire does break out, it’s important to have the right office fire extinguisher to hand. You should conduct a fire risk assessment and […]

Petrol Fire Extinguishers – What to use on Ignited Petrol & Oil

Fires involving volatile flammable liquids need the right equipment to be deployed quickly. This type of fire can become dangerously out of control in seconds. Environments such as fuel station forecourts and fuel storage areas need the right petrol fire extinguishers. Our guide looks at what extinguishers are needed to deal with fire risk from […]

What Kitchen Fire Extinguisher? A Guide to the Best Fire Equipment

Kitchens are the most common area where house fires start in the UK, there are many fire risks present in them. That means having the correct kitchen fire extinguisher to deal with identified fire risks is a must so you can be prepared to deal with a blaze. In this guide, we explore the best […]

Fire Extinguisher for Taxis – What You Need to Comply with UK Law

There are lots of licensing requirements for taxi operators. One vital area is the safety equipment such as an extinguisher and first aid kit. The recommended fire safety device for taxis is a powder extinguisher. The size will depend on how many passengers a vehicle can carry. Most passengers have probably never even questioned whether […]

What Fire Extinguisher for Paper & Wood? Buying Guide

Wood, paper and textile fires are categorised as Class A fires. Water extinguishers are recommended as the best fire extinguisher for paper, wood, and other solid combustibles. ABC powder and foam fire extinguishers can also be used to extinguish paper and wood fires. Class A type fires can burn quickly and spread rapidly. It is […]

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