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Fire Extinguishers

ExtinguishersWater
Red in color, it contains nine liters of water under pressure and is to be used in an upright position. It is designed for use on wood, paper, rubbish or textiles, Water extinguishers are unsuitable for flammable liquid fires. These extinguishers must never be used on fires involving live electrical equipment.

Foam
Blue in color, it contains nine liters of an aqueous film-forming foam additive, and is to be used in an upright position. It is designed for use on flammable liquid fires such as petrol, oils and paint and has a discharge period of 40 - 90 seconds. These extinguishers must never be used on fires involving live electrical equipment.

Carbon Dioxide
Red in color with a black band, it is designed for use on fires involving flammable liquids and lives electrical equipment.

Dry Chemical
Red in color with a white band, it contains a bi-carbonate based powder and is suitable for fires involving flammable liquids and live electrical equipment.

Wet Chemical
Gold in color, it has a liquid alkaline extinguishing agent, and is specifically designed for use in kitchens on deep fryer fires involving fat and cooking oil. This extinguishers must never be used on fires involving live electrical.

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