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What is the best fire extinguisher type for your workplace?

What is the best fire extinguisher type for your workplace?fire extinguisher type

So what is the best fire extinguisher type for your workplace? This is a common question to our office from new businesses so here is a quick overview.

Workplaces should have at least one general purpose fire extinguisher for each 200 sq metres of floor space and also a minimum of two per floor. If the floor space is less 100 sq metres only one general purpose fire extinguisher type is required. So what is a general purpose fire extinguisher type? A general purpose fire extinguisher is either a water or foam fire extinguisher. They can be either jet or spray types. City Fire Training recommend that small workplaces / offices should select 3 Litre fire extinguishers as they are not too heavy for all staff.

Workplaces must also have other fire extinguishers to protect other risks. For example an office would have an appropriate number of carbon dioxide fire extinguishers. As a rough guide, an office may choose to place one CO2 fire extinguisher next to each general purpose fire extinguisher. A workplace with a commercial or large kitchen would also select a Wet Chemical fire extinguisher.

Dry Powder fire extinguishers may be found in boiler rooms but fire service advice generally dictates that they are not suitable for indoor areas.

An example of what fire extinguisher type for a medium size office

Our example here is a two storey office building with each floor having 700 sq metres of floor space. It has a car park attached to the building with space for ten cars. The building has a small sever room but no cooking facilities.

This building would have the 4 general purpose fire extinguishers on each floor. We would also recommend a 2 to 4 CO2 extinguishers per floor and one CO2 extinguisher situated in or outside the sever room (Dependent on size).

As a training company we would of course also recommend fire marshal and also fire extinguisher training!

We hope this fire extinguisher type article has been useful. If you want more information either call or email us.

Who needs workplace fire extinguisher training?

Who needs workplace fire extinguisher training?

So who needs workplace fire extinguisher training? This is a common question on our fire marshal and also manager courses. The fire law requires responsible persons to have a fire emergency plan for their workplace. The content of the fire emergency plan should also be the basis for staff fire training.

Government guidance covers the contents of fire emergency plans for different types of workplace. Since each guidance note says that staff must know about fire fighting equipment in the workplace, the inference is clear! All staff should know about fire extinguishers in their workplace.

What should we teach staff about fire extinguishers?

City Fire Training are an approved fire training centre and also provide many different types of workplace course. Our accrediting body says our course is approved and it includes:

  • Classes and also types of fire
  • Different types of fire extinguishers
  • The best extinguisher for each type of fire and also other classes they can used on
  • A video presentation of the use of fire extinguishers or…
  • A live fire training session using a safe training rig and also our extinguishers

Of course you do not have to have outside trainers as long as the person delivering the training has sufficient knowledge, experience and expertise. Since our team have all worked for the fire service, we feel meet the criteria to give your staff great training!

How to book workplace fire extinguisher training with us

Booking workplace fire extinguisher training course with us is so easy. Either email us or call us with your dates. We will ask for some details and as soon as we have them, your fire extinguisher training is booked! It really is as simple as that to provide your staff with first class training.

Remember, all persons on the course get a training certificate and also online fire training notes.


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