You asked: What is the best type of fire extinguisher to have in the mechanics shop?

Class B. Class B extinguishers are a must in a garage due to all the flammable liquids that mechanics deal with on a day-to-day basis. Class B extinguishers put out gasoline, oil and other fires from flammable liquids. Depending on how big the garage is, you might need to place several of these throughout the shop.

What is the best fire extinguisher for a workshop?

The 6 Best Fire Extinguishers For Workshops/Garages/Welding Use

  • The Amerex B402, 5lb 3A:40BC Dry Chemical Extinguisher.
  • The First Alert Pro5/Pro10 Fire Extinguisher.
  • The Amerex B441 Fire Extinguisher.
  • The Kidde 466204 Pro 10 4A:60BC Fire Extinguisher.

What fire extinguisher does a shop need?

Class C Fires

A powder fire extinguisher is the recommended choice for a Class C fire. Powder fire extinguishers carry a risk of inhalation and therefore should not be used in confined spaces. They are more suitable for large workshops or forecourts.

Why is a fire extinguisher needed in a workshop?

Workshop Electrical Equipment Protection

This extinguisher works by smothering the flames in a cloud of super-cool CO2 gas, so it doesn’t leave any residue on electrical equipment or conduct electricity during use.

What type of fire extinguisher do I need for my garage?

Use a Class B extinguisher when the fire’s fuel source is a combustible gas or liquid such as gasoline, ethanol or propane. These flames can burn out quickly if the fuel source is removed, but they can also spread fast. Keep this type of fire extinguisher in places like your garage, workshop or shed.

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Are powder fire extinguishers banned?

No powder extinguishers indoors

BS 5306-8 Clause 5.4. … If you have a powder extinguisher inside your premises then you need to ask why; if it is there for a specific risk then you are not complying with the British Standards, which can invalidate your insurance.

What is the golden rule for tackling a fire?

When considering whether to tackle a small fire yourself if you discover one, always bear in mind the golden rule of fire safety; If in doubt, get out, stay out and call the Fire Brigade immediately.

How much clearance do you need for a fire extinguisher?

Most authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) will expect at least 36-inches clearance in front of the extinguisher as long as it is still visible. They “borrow” this 36-inch clearance measurement from NFPA 70-2011, Article 110.26 for electrical control panels.

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