- 1 How can you tell if a fire extinguisher is foam?
- 2 Which of the following colors allows you to identify a foam fire extinguisher?
- 3 What Colours are fire extinguishers coded by?
- 4 On which sort of fire would you use a foam extinguisher?
- 5 What should you not use a foam extinguisher on?
- 6 When should you not use a foam fire extinguisher?
- 7 What Colour code is a foam fire extinguisher?
- 8 Which is Class C fire?
- 9 What are the 5 classes of fire extinguishers?
- 10 What are the 4 types of fire extinguishers?
- 11 What is the difference between red and green fire extinguisher?
- 12 What are the 6 classes of fire?
- 13 Can you use foam extinguisher electrical fire?
- 14 Which of these is the best to use on an electrical fire?
- 15 Who is responsible for using a fire extinguisher?
How can you tell if a fire extinguisher is foam?
Foam Fire Extinguishers are easily identifiable by their Cream Label, as seen in the below image. There main body should be Red, to conform with British Standards, and they should have a Large Cream Banner across the top on the front of the extinguisher with Red writing stating “Foam”.
Which of the following colors allows you to identify a foam fire extinguisher?
Foam Fire Extinguishers This type of extinguisher comes with a cream (Lemon Yellow) label on the red body. You can identify this extinguisher through words like ‘ Foam ‘ written in red on the cream colored label. The foam fire extinguishers are water-based and are suitable for class A and B fires.
What Colours are fire extinguishers coded by?
Fire extinguisher colour coding
- Water fire extinguishers are colour coded red.
- Foam fire extinguishers are colour coded in cream.
- Powder fire extinguishers are colour coded with blue.
- Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers are colour coded with black.
On which sort of fire would you use a foam extinguisher?
Foam fire extinguishers can be used on Class A and B fires. They are most suited to extinguishing liquid fires such as petrol or diesel and are more versatile than water jet extinguishers because they can also be used on solids such as wood and paper.
What should you not use a foam extinguisher on?
Foam Extinguisher (AFFF) Do not use on chip or fat pan fires. For fires involving solids, point the jet at the base of the flames and keep it moving across the area of the fire. Ensure that all areas of the fire are out. For fires involving liquids, do not aim the jet straight into the liquid.
When should you not use a foam fire extinguisher?
Foam extinguishers are also safe for use on flammable liquid fires. They CANNOT be used on electrical fires or flammable metal fires as this extinguisher could end up exacerbating the fire. Foam extinguishers are ideal for premises which have multiple fire risks including offices, factories, warehouses and hotels.
What Colour code is a foam fire extinguisher?
Foam fire extinguishers are red with a cream label. Foam extinguishers primarily work by smothering fires and starving the fire of the oxygen it needs to burn. Like water extinguishers, they can be used on class A fires. Foam extinguishers are also used on class B fires.
Which is Class C fire?
A class C fire refers to a fire that involves flammable gases such as natural gas, petroleum gas, butane, hydrogen, acetylene or propane. These gases are highly combustible and may cause large scale fires and explosions if mixed with enough oxygen.
What are the 5 classes of fire extinguishers?
Fire is divided into five classes ( A, B, C, D, and K ) that are primarily based on the fuel that is burning. This classification system helps to assess hazards and determine the most effective type of extinguishing agent.
What are the 4 types of fire extinguishers?
There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire. Multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.
What is the difference between red and green fire extinguisher?
A small coloured band indicates the type of fire extinguisher – red for water, white and red for water mist, cream for foam, blue for dry powder, yellow for wet chemical, green for clean agent and black for CO2 extinguishers.
What are the 6 classes of fire?
There are 6 different classes of fire, and each should be attacked in a different way.
- Class A (Solids) Class A fires are fires involving solids.
- Class B (Liquids) Class B fires are fires involving liquids.
- Class C (Gases)
- Class D (Metals)
- Electrical Fires.
- Class F (Cooking Fats & Oils)
Can you use foam extinguisher electrical fire?
Foam extinguishers build up of foam on the surface of the burning liquid, cutting off the oxygen supply to the fire and cooling the hot liquid. Electrical fires: If your foam extinguisher is tested to 35000 Volt (35kV) you can use the extinguishers on live electrical fires. However, keep a safety distance of 1m.
Which of these is the best to use on an electrical fire?
The best way to put out an electrical fire is with a fire extinguisher.
Who is responsible for using a fire extinguisher?
A ‘responsible person’ such as an owner or landlord are expected to carry out the visual inspections of fire extinguishers to comply with legislation. This person is someone who is qualified by training and experience to conduct service and maintenance of fire extinguishing equipment.