Woodward Fire and Security can help you choose the best type of fire fighting equipment for your property or business.
We will provide:
- Training on the correct use of equipment
- Installation of equipment
- Commissioning of equipment
- Set up a schedule of regular maintenance
All of the equipment that we can provide you with is kite marked BS/EM3 and have CE approval. They are fitted in accordance with BS 5306 Part 3 and 8 2009 and all new units have a warranty of 12 months.
Types of Fire Extinguishers:
Water – Water is the cheapest and most widely used fire extinguisher. Used for Class A fires.
Foam – Foam is more expensive than water but more versatile. Used for Class A and B fires.
Powder - Often referred to as “multi-purpose” extinguisher. Used for Class A, B and C fires.
Co2 – Mainly used for fires involving electrical equipment. Used for Class B and C fires.
Wet Chemical – Mainly used for fires formed from cooking oils and fats. Used for Class A and K fires.
Class of Fires:
|A||Common combustibles||Wood, paper, cloth etc..|
|B||Flammable liquids and gases||Petroleum , propane and solvents|
|C||Live electrical equipment||Computers, machines etc..|
|D||Combustible metals||Magnesium, lithium, titanium|
|K||Cooking media||Cooking oils and fats|
Fire Extinguisher Colour Coding:
Water – Entire body of red as standard
Foam – Zone colour – Cream
Powder – Zone colour – Blue
Co2 – Zone colour – Black
Wet Chemical – Zone colour - Yellow