Tackling a small fire with a fire extinguisher may make the difference between a small incident and a full scale disaster. Extinguishers are essential for the safety of your staff and visitors. They can also help the preservation of property and ensure business continuity by not letting a small fire develop into a major one.
Fire extinguishers are not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user (i.e., no escape route, smoke, explosion hazard, etc.), or otherwise requires the expertise of a fire department.
Richard Williams keep four different fire extinguishers in stock, with more available to order. Our stock includes;
2kg Fireco Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguisher
Cardbon Dioxide is ideal for fires involving electrical apparatus, and will also extinguish class B liquid fires, but has NO POST FIRE SECURITY and the fire could re-ignite.
2kg & 6kg ABC Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher
Often termed the ‘multi purpose’ extinguisher, as it can be used on classes A, B & C fires. Best for running liquid fires (Class B). Will efficiently extinguish Class C gas fires, BUT BEWARE, IT CAN BE DANGEROUS TO EXTINGUISH A GAS FIRE WITHOUT FIRST ISOLATING THE GAS SUPPLY.
9ltr Firepower Water Fire Extinguisher
Water fire extinguishers are the cheapest and most widely used out of the options. Used for Class A fires. Not suitable for Class B (Liquid) fires, or where electricity is involved.