Frequently Asked Questions

Is there such a thing as an "all purpose" fire extinguisher?

Yes, contact us to find out more.

If my extinguisher has not been used, should it be serviced or refilled?

Yes, all fire extinguishers should be serviced yearly, to make sure they will properly function when you need them.

Can I use foam extinguishers on electrical equipment fires?

No, foam extinguishers are unsafe for this type of fire.

What is meant by colour code of extinguishers?

The coloured area denotes the contents of the extinguisher.

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How many fire extinguishers do I need?, and what kind?

This really depends upon the type of risks and the size of the building. One solution does not fit all applications.

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How high up should my extinguishers be mounted?

Handle one meter above floor level.

Where should extinguishers be positioned?

Extinguishers should be located near exit doors, but no greater than 30 meters apart.

Can I use different types of fire extinguisher on one type of fire?

Yes, just be careful not to use certain types of extinguishers on electrical fires. Contact us if you are unsure.

What is an Automatic Powder Extinguisher and what is it for?

This is an extinguishing system that actuates automatically and is suitable for boiler houses.

I don't want extinguishers wall mounted, so how can I secure them?

Floor stands are available.