- 1 What Colour bands are on a fire extinguisher?
- 2 What type of fire is a foam extinguisher used for?
- 3 What do the Colours of fire extinguishers mean?
- 4 What should you not use a foam fire extinguisher on?
- 5 What will happen if you use a CO2 extinguisher and hold the horn?
- 6 When should you not use fire extinguisher?
- 7 What is a blue band fire extinguisher used for?
- 8 Which is Class C fire?
- 9 Can you use foam extinguisher electrical fire?
- 10 What are the 5 types of fire?
- 11 What are the 4 types of fire extinguishers?
- 12 What are the 6 classes of fire?
- 13 Can a fire extinguisher kill you?
What Colour bands are on a fire extinguisher?
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND BLANKETS
- Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers are red with an oatmeal coloured band.
- Water Fire Extinguishers are completely red with no coloured band.
- Foam Fire Extinguishers are red with a blue band.
- Carbon Dioxide CO2 Fire Extinguishers are red with a black coloured band.
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.
What do the Colours of fire extinguishers mean?
Red: Water. Cream: Foam. Blue: Dry Powder or Class D Powder. Black: CO2. It might also be helpful to understand which type of fire extinguishers are better for which types of fires.
What should you not use a foam fire extinguisher on?
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 will happen if you use a CO2 extinguisher and hold the horn?
Unlike other types of fire extinguishers, CO2 extinguishers feature a discharge horn as opposed to a hose. This is because during operation, the CO2 extinguishing agent causes a standard CO2 horn to frost over. If the horn is held during this time, it can potentially injure the user through freeze burn.
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.
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 are the 5 types of fire?
There are actually five main types of fires. 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.
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 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 a fire extinguisher kill you?
A portable fire extinguisher can weigh anything from 1 to 30 pounds (0.5 to 14kg) and that could dent a skull adequately to kill someone. A discharge of a chemical or foam extinguisher in a confined space already compromised by a fire could reduce the oxygen level enough to cause asphyxia and kill someone.