What can Blue and black fire extinguishers be used on?

Colour Type Notes
Red Water Not suitable for electrical or deep fat fires*
Blue Dry powder Not suitable for electrical fires over 1,000 volts
Cream Foam Not suitable for domestic fires
Black Carbon dioxide Suitable for high and low voltage electrical fires

Is it still acceptable to have Coloured fire extinguishers?

The old fire extinguishers standard required the whole of the body of the extinguisher to be painted the appropriate colour. You will find these extinguishers in many premises and these are still legal, you do not need to change them unless the extinguisher is defective and needs to be replaced.

What is the black labeled fire extinguisher used for?

Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers are used for class E fires which are electrical. It is a red cylinder with a black band or label.

Which extinguisher is most suitable for oil fires?

Wet Chemical fire extinguishers are the most effective against Class F fires (cooking oils and fats) e.g fats, grease and oil. Therefore they are practical in a kitchen environment.

What are the 4 types of fire extinguishers?

There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire. 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.

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What is the Colour code for fire extinguishers?

Fire extinguisher colour coding

Water fire extinguishers are colour coded red. Foam fire extinguishers are colour coded in cream. Powder fire extinguishers are colour coded with blue. Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers are colour coded with black.

What are the 5 classes of fire extinguishers?

What are the 5 Types of Fire Extinguishers?

  • Class A Fire Extinguishers. Class A fire extinguishers are safe for use on ordinary combustible fires, like those fueled by paper or wood. …
  • Class B Fire Extinguishers. …
  • Class C Fire Extinguishers. …
  • Class D Fire Extinguishers. …
  • Class K Fire Extinguishers.

What Colour fire extinguisher is not suitable for electrical fire?

What do the different fire extinguisher colour mean and how are they used for?

Colour Type Notes
Red Water Not suitable for electrical or deep fat fires*
Blue Dry powder Not suitable for electrical fires over 1,000 volts
Cream Foam Not suitable for domestic fires
Black Carbon dioxide Suitable for high and low voltage electrical fires

What does a blue circle mean in fire safety?

The general mandatory sign of a white exclamation mark on a blue circle may be used in conjunction with a fire instructions notice. Signs indicating mandatory requirements consist of a blue circle with the pictogram or text in white positioned centrally.

Which two types of fire extinguishers should you never use on an electrical fire?

Water fire extinguishers are NOT suitable for electrical fires as water is a conductor and you are at risk of electrocution if used on this type of fire. They are also NOT suitable for flammable liquids or flammable metal fires as it will not extinguish the fire.

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