Fire extinguishers are an essential element of fire protection and to ensure that the correct type of extinguishers are specified and installed a site survey should ideally be carried out.
These guides have been designed to give an overview of fire classes, provide a basic understanding of the different fire extinguisher types and their suitability, and to demonstrate how extinguishers and fire blankets can be used in an emergency.
Fire extinguishers are available with different extinguishing media. Each type of fire extinguisher has a specific colour code which allows easy identification.
Fires are classified according to what type of combustible material is involved. Each fire class is represented by a letter of the alphabet (Not Electrical) and / or symbol.
What is a fire blanket and what are fire blankets used for? Your questions answered in our help guide.
A helpful guide showing the different types of electrical fire and which extinguishers are suitable for use and recomended on each type of fire.
Can water mist and other water-based fire extinguishers be used on live electrical equipment? Di-electric testing and BS EN3-7 explained.
General advice on which fire extinguishers are best for schools including how to save money on school fire extinguishers.
A fire extinguisher buying guide with advice about what to look for when buying fire extinguishers and what options are available during the checkout process.
A number of guides that look at the different types of suppression system and how they are maintained.
Unsure which extinguisher you need for your car, van or HGV? This guide will help you decide the best fire extinguisher for your vehicle.
A guide to how often fire extinguishers should be serviced and what extended service and overhaul mean.
A short guide that should give a better understanding of the terms 'ABC powder' and 'Dry powder' when talking about fire extinguishers.
An brief synopsis of our fire extinguisher range; comparing fire ratings and showing what types of fire risk each extinguisher covers.
A guide to show how fire extinguishers can be damaged in transit if they are not correctly protected.
A helpful illustrated guide to help determine the age of a fire extinguisher using its manufacturing date.
A helpful guide detailing how the cost of fire extinguisher provision can be reduced in schools and academies.
A detailed guide discussing the suitability of different types of fire extinguishers for domestic use.
A detailed guide discussing the suitability of different types of fire extinguishers for lodges and holiday homes.
A helpful guide to disposing of different types of fire extinguishers.
A free reminder service to notify you when your extinguishers are due to be serviced, refilled or replaced.
Understand what an Ansul Kitchen Fire Suppression System is, why they are used, and the steps taken during servicing and maintenance to ensure functionality.