- 1 What Colour bands are on fire extinguishers?
- 2 Which of the following colors allows you to identify a foam fire extinguisher?
- 3 What type of fire is a foam extinguisher used for?
- 4 When should you not use fire extinguisher?
- 5 What is a blue band fire extinguisher used for?
- 6 Which is Class C fire?
- 7 What are the 6 classes of fire?
- 8 What are the 5 different classes of fire?
- 9 Can you use foam extinguisher electrical fire?
- 10 What should you not use a foam fire extinguisher on?
- 11 How does a foam extinguisher work?
- 12 Who is responsible for using a fire extinguisher NHS?
- 13 Should fire extinguishers be wall mounted?
- 14 Is it a legal requirement to have fire extinguishers?
What Colour bands are on fire extinguishers?
What are the fire extinguisher colours?
- Red – Water (both spray and mist)
- Blue – Dry powder.
- Cream – Foam.
- Black – Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Yellow – Wet chemical.
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 type of fire is a foam extinguisher used for?
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.
When should you not use fire extinguisher?
When not to use: When you have not been trained, and/or, the fire is too large to be extinguished by the use of a single fire extinguisher, and/or, you don’t have the correct extinguisher to hand, and/or, you have emptied one extinguisher on the fire and it is still burning, and/or, you are in any doubt whatsoever,
What is a blue band fire extinguisher used for?
Overview: The blue -labelled dry powder extinguishers are sometimes called ‘ABC’ extinguishers because they are used on class A, B and C fires. They shouldn’t be used in enclosed spaces because the powder can be easily inhaled and the residue is very difficult to clean.
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 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)
What are the 5 different classes of fire?
Fires can be classified in five different ways depending on the agent that fuels them: Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, and Class K. Each type of fire involves different flammable materials and requires a special approach.
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.
What should you not use a foam fire extinguisher on?
Foam Extinguisher (AFFF) Fires involving solids and burning liquids, such as paint and petrol but not suitable for chip or fat pan fires. Safe on fires caused by electricity if tested to 35kV (dielectric test) and a 1m safety distance is adhered to. Do not use on chip or fat pan fires.
How does a foam extinguisher work?
Foam fire extinguishers work in 2 ways. AFFF works by smothering the fire and sealing in the flammable vapours. This prevents the fire re-igniting. It also allows foam fire extinguishers to put out flammable liquid fires, by creating a barrier between the liquid’s surface and the flames.
Who is responsible for using a fire extinguisher NHS?
The appropriate person who has had the correct training should be responsible for using a fire extinguisher on a small fire. You should not use one if you have not been properly trained, unless the fire extinguisher is to be used as an aid to escape.
Should fire extinguishers be wall mounted?
Fire extinguishers should be securely hung on wall brackets. *Wherever possible, portable extinguishers should be grouped to form a fire point so employess can more easily locate them in an emergency.
Is it a legal requirement to have fire extinguishers?
The regulations state that a minimum of two Class A fire extinguishers on every floor of a building are needed, unless the premises are very small, in which case one may be acceptable. If there is a sprinkler or automatic suppression system in place, fewer fire extinguishers may be required.