So what fire extinguisher type do you need in your building?

Fire extinguisher type – the best extinguishers for your buildingfire extinguisher type

We look at the best fire extinguisher type for your workplace

So what is the best fire extinguisher type for your place of work. You will need different types depending on the risk in the building. Places of work must have at least one general purpose fire extinguisher for each 200 sq metres of floor space and also other types of extinguisher for other risks.

A general purpose fire extinguisher type is either a water or also a foam extinguisher. 3 litre general purpose fire extinguishers will put out 13A size fires. This means that the extinguisher is capable of putting out a fire 1.3metres x 1.3 metres x 1.2 metres of a Class A type fire. 3 Litre foam extinguishers with this rating should also put out a fire size 144B (1.44 metres in diameter liquid fuel fire).

So what other types of fire extinguisher are needed? Managers must thin about the other risks in a place of work. For an example an office will have computers and heaters etc so CO2 extinguishers should be in the area. 2 KG CO2 extinguishers are best for offices etc. 5 KG CO2 extinguishers are for use in factories and similar places of work. Workplaces with kitchens or who provide commercial cooking may need a Wet Chemical extinguisher if Class F materials (cooking oils) are used. Dry Powder extinguishers are sometimes found in boiler rooms but are not generally suitable for fighting fires indoors.

Fire extinguisher type example

Here is an example of what extinguishers a building would need. So fir instance, a three floor building with 700 sq metres of floor space per floor would need four general purpose fire extinguishers. They could be water or foam or also a mix of the two types. In addition, they would need carbon dioxide extinguishers if there was offices in the premises. They may consider a dry powder extinguisher for a boiler room.

For more information about fire extinguisher type in you place of work or fire extinguisher training contact us. Either email or call and we will try to help you.

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School fire training Suffolk

School fire training Suffolk – What are the options?school fire training Suffolk

We provide school fire training Suffolk programmes. These can be provided as in set training, twilight sessions and also as regular training days.

This fire safety for schools course is an approved training programme. As an approved fire training centre we can change your school fire training Suffolk session to include your plans and on site risks. The course can also include a live fire extinguisher session too!

School fire training Suffolk content

First of all we discuss common causes of fire in schools and fire safety law. Next, we look at classes of fire and also fire extinguishers. We also discuss fire emergency plans, risk assessment and also how to ensure you comply with fire law. Finally, we discuss evacuation and accounting of persons at all times from a school. This session also includes evacuating disabled pupils, staff and visitors.

What makes our school fire training Suffolk sessions different?

So what makes us different?

First and most important, we have extensive insurance to carry out fire training with live fire training exercises! You must always check this before booking any fire trainer.

We have all worked as fire trainers in the fire service and also worked with the Fire Service Safety Partnership which also included working with Suffolk Fire Service. This course was first developed and run by us for the fire service, so you get fire service style training for a fraction of the cost!

We can provide excellent references from many schools where we have provided school fire training.

This course is an approved fire programme and your staff will get online training notes based on school fire risk.

Lastly, you may place any number of staff on this course for the same fee! How many other fire trainers offer this?

How to school fire training Suffolk sessions

To book a school fire training Suffolk programme is so easy. First call us with your preferred dates. In set days are very popular so do book well in advance. We will ask for some school details and also ask you to agree our terms. Once you have sent your details we will confirm your course booking.

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Care home fire training Cambridge

Care home fire training CambridgeCare home fire training Cambridge

Our care home fire training Cambridge sessions are accredited fire courses. As an approved fire training centre we can add any of your in house plans to this course. Therefore your in house care home fire training Cambridge session will still be an approved accredited course.

You may place any number of persons on the course for the same fee, so this programme is excellent value. We will provide certificates of attendance for up to 2o persons and also provide online training notes.

Care home fire training Cambridge course content

So what will your staff learn on this course? First of all we discuss fire law, common causes of fires in care homes and also case histories. We will then discuss classes of fire and also fire extinguishers. In addition, we can add a practical fire extinguisher session at this stage. Next we look fire emergency plans. Most relevant is looking at the stages of a fire in a care home, since this will determine what action to take. We also look at delayed evacuation, progressive horizontal and full evacuation of residents. Finally, we look at care home fire procedures! That’s the classroom sessions. Now we have some practical parts of the course. This includes safely opening doors, fire safety features in care homes and also a monitored fire drill.

This course is a three  hour IFSM approved course. To view the entire course content click this training course link.

How to book care home fire training Cambridge sessions

Either call or email our team for your preferred dates and times. You may wish to have a few dates as we do get very busy! Once we have a date that is convenient for you, we will ask for some details. As soon as we have the information your care home fire training Cambridge session is booked.

If you want to discuss any changes to this course or how your fire evacuation plans and procedures will be included talk to one of our trainers. They can be reached on 01206 549589.



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