Not all fires are the same. If you use the wrong type of fire extinguisher on the wrong class of fire, you can, in fact, make matters worse
To assist people quickly identify the right type of fire extinguisher, pictographs are used to represent different classes of fire. There are six different classes represented by the letters A, B, C, D, E and F.
Fires are normally classified according to the fuel involved, however, any fire that involves energised electrical equipment is always classified as a class (E) until the electrical circuit is disconnected. It is then reclassified according to the type of material that is burning.
Firewize can provide guidance on the selection, use and maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers, contact our sales team on 1300 30 88 22 for more information.
Portable fire extinguishers are generally inspected checked twice per year in accordance with Australian Standard AS1851.