Many employees don't know how to use fire extinguisher. Do you agree with me? Offices must not only equipped with such extinguishers but they don't take a pain to train their employees. Apart from such training, offices must be equipped with correct fire extinguisher. What is meant by correct one? Check below list of different type of extinguisher. Class A: A water fire extinguisher comes in this class dealing with common hazards such as wood, straw, paper and coal. Class B: It's a foam fire extinguisher that tackles with flammable liquids like petrol and paints. It can even useful for class A fires. Class C: A CO2(carbon-dioxide) fire extinguisher deals with electrical hazards and even tackles Class B risks. Cautions: 1) Some extinguishers are confined to certain limitation and cannot to applied to a specific class. For example: Class A fires being a water fire extinguisher cannot be applied to Class B fires that is foam fire extinguisher. 2) Extinguishers need to be discharged, refilled and inspected at certain time period. 3) Fire extinguishers should be easily accessible by people. At office, employees should be withing 30 meters of a fire extinguisher. 4) Avoid using such extinguishers if fire breaks out on a massive scale and could not be controlled by such extinguishers. 5) The number of extinguishers depends on level of risk of the business. High level of risk means more number of extinguishers. Suitability is must Prior buying any fire extinguisher, its important to know which one will be the most suitable one. At offices, class A fire extinguisher is the most suitable one. How To Operate fire extinguisher? Providing a secured working environment to the employees should be the top most priority of any working institution. Can any employee work freely in unsecured environment? Off-course not. No one can compromise with their life. Being a responsible organization, you must train your employees to make an immediate use of fire extinguishers in case of an emergency. Using extinguisher is very easy. Follow below simple four steps and learn how to use. 1) Pull the pin at the top of extinguisher. 2) Target the faucet at the base of the fire. 3) Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent. 4) Sweep the spray back and forth across the fire until. it's out. Still you feel scared in operating extinguishers? Then its better to call fire extinguisher experts. Working institutions must adopt effective safety measures for their employees. Who is responsible if such institution lacks in taking such measures? Off-course, the government in power. Every country must establish a separate body that regularly checks the safety measures at job places. Among all the safety problems an employee can encounter, fire can be the most frightening. Every year fires cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and result in thousands of employee injuries, a number of which are fatal. Yet many of these catastrophes could have been prevented if the fire had been extinguished before it started to spread. Our training products on "Using Fire Extinguishers" look at why things burn, review the types of fire extinguishers that are found in facilities today, and discuss how to use fire extinguishers to fight small fires. Topics covered in these products include:
  • What causes things to burn.
  • The concept of "flashpoint".
  • "Classes" of fires.
  • Fire extinguisher labels.
  • Chemical fire extinguishers.
  • Water fire extinguishers.
  • How to use a fire extinguisher.
  • and more.
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