Fire extinguishers are compulsory for all workplaces regardless if other fire protection measures are in place. Different types of extinguishers are used for different types of fires and the class of fire will depend on the type of building, asset or business you have.
The performance and successful use of a fire extinguisher will depend on many factors.
Fire extinguishers must be installed to meet the requirements of Australian standards AS2444.
The different types of extinguishers:
Suitable for fires involving electronic equipment. Computers and Switchboards
Suitable for fires involving cloths, oil, paints, paper, petrol, plastics, rubber textiles, and wood.
Suitable for boat, car, caravan, garage and house fires.
Suitable for boat, car and caravan fires. They discharge a powder that absorbs fuel molecules.
Recommended use for fires involving paper, plastics, rubber and wood.
Recommended use for fires involving cooking oils and fats.