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Everything You Should Know about Portable Fire Extinguishers Colours RACE PASS

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  1. mannan

    mannan Administrator Staff Member



    الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين

    Everything You Should Know about Portable Fire Extinguishers Colours RACE PASS


    Portable Fire Extinguishers

    Follow these steps when responding to incipient stage fire

    Important Note :
    If you have the slightest doubt about your ability to fight a fire
    Run away , Evacuate immediately

    The R.A.C.E. acronym and fire extinguisher

    In case you are involved in a fire, remember The R.A.C.E. acronym
    so your respond would be safe and correct:


    R = RESCUE human beings in immediate danger , should not endanger your own life
    A = ALARM: sound the alarm by activating a pull station alarm box and call 112
    C = CONFINE the fire by closing all doors and windows
    E = EXTINGUISH the fire with a fire extinguisher.
    EVACUATE the area if the fire is too large for a fire extinguisher.



    To use fire extinguishers correctly, remember the
    P.A.S.S. acronym:
    P = PULL the pin on the fire extinguisher
    A = AIM the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire
    S = SQUEEZE or press the handle
    S = SWEEP from side to side until the fire appears to be out

    Sound the fire alarm and call the fire department, if appropriate.
    Identify a safe evacuation path before approaching the fire.
    Do not allow the fire, heat, or smoke to come between you and your evacuation path.
    Select the appropriate type of fire extinguisher.
    Discharge the extinguisher within its effective range using the
    P.A.S.S. technique (pull, aim, squeeze, sweep).
    Back away from an extinguished fire in case it flames up again.
    Evacuate immediately if the extinguisher is empty and the fire is not out.
    Evacuate immediately if the fire progresses beyond the incipient stage.


    Portable Fire Extinguishers unique colour coding helps us to

    Avoid confusion between different types of extinguisher
    Easy identification of contents
    Identify extinguishers from any angle
    Identify extinguishers from a distance
    Make the extinguisher more visible

    Water Colour : Red


    use on class A combustible material fires wood, paper, textiles
    Don’t use on liquid, flammable gases, electrical and
    cooking media fires

    WATER MIST Colour : Red


    use on class A combustible materials
    and class K ( F ) cooking oil and fat fires.
    The water mist can also
    be used on electrical fires up to 1000v
    Don’t use on liquid, flammable gases

    The water mist fire extinguishers
    produce extremely fine water mist droplets which have highly
    effective fire extinguishing capabilities

    Powder Colour : Blue


    use on class A, B and C fires use on fires of electrical
    Don’t use on: cooking media and metal fires

    Foam Colour : Cream


    use on class A solid combustible fires wood, paper, textiles
    and class B flammable liquid fires petrol, diesel, paint, solvents
    Don’t use on:flammable gases,electrical, and cooking media fires

    CARBON DIOXIDE CO2 Colour : Black


    use on class B liquid and electrical fires
    Don’t use on:wood, paper, textiles,flammable gases and
    cooking media fires
    Important Note :
    Don't catch the horn while operating

    Wet Chemical Colour : Yellow


    use on class F cooking oil and fat fires involving kitchen appliances and equipment
    They are also suitable for use on class A combustible material fires
    Don’t use on:liquid fires and fires involving flammable gases

    Fire Classes


    Class A Fires
    Freely Burning Materials
    Wood, Paper, Straw, Textiles, Coal etc
    Class B Fires
    Flammable Liquids
    Petrol, Diesel, Oils, Paraffin etc
    Class C Fires
    Flammable Gases
    Methane, Propane, Hydrogen, Natural Gas etc
    Class D Fires
    Flammable Metals
    Magnesium, Aluminium, Lithium etc
    Class K ( F ) Fires
    Combustible Cooking Media
    Cooking Oil, Fats, Grease etc

    Electrical Fires
    Electrical Appliances
    Computers, Stereos, Fuse boxes etc

    في أمان الله



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