Fire Extinguishers by Location
Each area of a building is unique and comes with its own set of fire risks. It is important to cover each fire risk with the relevant fire extinguisher and make sure that the buildings occupants know how and when to use them.
This guide provides help and information about the suitable fire extinguishers and their placement.
Reception areas, lobbies and entrances are often one of the busiest areas of a building and usually contain multiple fire risks.
Corridors and stairways are the central access point of many buildings providing essential escape routes in emergency situations.
One of the main potential fire risks in today's modern office environment is electrical equipment with many workstations containing computers etc.
Kitchens, by their very nature present multiple fire hazards. With highly flammable substances and usually limited space the potential fire risks are heightened.
It is essential that the occupants of a laboratory are fully aware of any flammable substances and the appropriate extinguishing media.
As warehouses are usually larger areas than most rooms it is usually recommended to install larger extinguishers to cover more space.