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Chip Pan Fire Extinguishers – Safely Tackling Cooking Oil Fires

With the potential to spread at a dangerous pace, cooking oil fires need the correct equipment to extinguish them. This means using specialised chip pan fire extinguishers.  Using the wrong type of extinguisher in a deep fat fryer fire can have disastrous consequences, particularly in commercial kitchens. With risk of injury from oil fires being […]

What Fire Extinguisher for Electrical Fire?

An electrical fire can happen virtually anywhere there is electricity and flammable materials. From lightning strikes to overloaded power strips, electrical fires are a real danger that can become deadly instantly if not appropriately addressed. Many people wonder what fire extinguisher works on an electrical fire. The following is a rundown of the equipment needed […]

Cooking Oil Fire Extinguisher – What’s Best to Put Out Burning Oils and Fats?

Using the correct cooking oil fire extinguisher is vital when dealing with burning oils and fats. This is particularly true in a commercial kitchen where large volumes of oil may combust. The only type of extinguisher that should be used on burning cooking oils is a wet chemical applicance, which will be labelled Class F. […]

Electrical Fires “Class E” Guide – How to Identify & Extinguish

Whilst all the other fire classes use a letter to identify them, Class E is not the term used for Electrical Fires, instead, they are simply classed using their name. Electrical fires are not given a class of their own as they can be a little complex in their cause and behaviour. Often an electrical […]

Class D Fire Guide – Extinguishers & Prevention

Class D Fires involve the ignition of combustible metals such as lithium, magnesium, and sodium. This type of fire commonly happens in industrial or laboratory environments. Fires in the UK are split into 6 fire classes due to their different sources, behaviours and extinguishers required. Although they all share heat and oxygen as their common […]

Class C Fire Guide – Extinguishers & Prevention

A Class C fire is an extremely hazardous and explosive type of fire. This type of fire has the potential to be extremely dangerous due to the fuel – flammable gases. Anyone tackling this fire class should understand the risks posed by the fuel as well as the right procedures to extinguish the fire. Using […]

Class B Fire Guide – Extinguishers & Prevention

Fires involving flammable liquids are categorised as a Class B fire. This type of fire is incredibly volatile and dangerous and can spread very quickly causing danger to life. Understanding exactly how to extinguish a fire involving flammable liquids is vital. Each type of fire is unique in both how it starts, how it behaves […]

Class A Fire Guide – Extinguishers & Fire Prevention

Water fire extinguisher - suitable for class a fires

Fires are classed in 6 different categories depending on the fuel that is burning. Class A fires are the most common type. This type of fire involves solid fuel sources such as wood, paper, and fabric. The fire class system means you can fully understand what types of fire may occur in your workplace. This […]

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