The NSAI with consent from the Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation have revoked IS 291:2002 “The use, siting, inspection and maintenance of portable Fire Extinguishers ”
IS 291:2015 “Selection, commissioning, installation, inspection and maintenance of portable Fire Extinguishers ” has been declared to be a “Standard Specification”
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IRIS August 18th 2015
Understanding fire extinguisher classes
There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire.
Class A extinguishers will put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as wood and paper
Class B extinguishers are for use on flammable liquids like grease, gasoline and oil
Class C extinguishers are suitable for use only on electrically energized fires
Class D extinguishers are designed for use on flammable metals
Multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.
Purchasing your fire extinguisher
Now that you know how many extinguishers you need and what types to get, you can head to the hardware store. Look for fire extinguishers that you can easily lift. Larger extinguishers may pack more power, but you must be able to use it properly.
Learning how to use your fire extinguisher
Once you’ve made your purchases, familiarize yourself with the fire extinguisher directions so you’ll be prepared in case you need to put out a fire. Typically, fire extinguishers are fairly easy to use in the case of a fire. Most of the types operate using the P.A.S.S. technique:
P. Pull the pin on the fire extinguisher in order to break the tamper seal.
A. Aim the fire extinguisher low, with the nozzle pointed at the base of the […]