The results indicate that firefighters are frequently exposed to significant concentrations of hazardous materials including carbon monoxide, benzene, sulphur dioxide, hydrogen cyanide, aldehydes, hydrogen chloride, dichlorofluoromethane, and particulates….

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Basic fire safety training is required by law for all employees in most workplaces. Who needs fire safety? Why do it? A Fire Risk Assessment is a legal…

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Some materials like hard rock, gravel, or sand weren’t meant to reach high temperatures and can spark and explode if your fire gets too hot. Instead, use lava…

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For your safety, ensure your gas is turned off and then simply brush away some of the media from the holes in your burner. Once cleared, turn your…

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Let’s cut right to the chase: yes, some fire extinguishers will freeze in ambient temperatures below 40 F. This will render your fire extinguisher permanently unusable. Can fire…

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What are its advantages as a fire extinguisher? When you use a portable extinguisher to put out a blaze early on, you reduce the amount of harmful pollutants…

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CO2s are designed for Class B and C (flammable liquid and electrical) fires only. Carbon Dioxide is a non-flammable gas that extinguishes fire by displacing oxygen, or taking…

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What are the types of fire extinguishers and their uses? Fire Extinguisher Types and Colour Codes Water – Class A fires (solid combustibles such as wood, paper and…

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A strike-out W (W), for when the chemical reacts with water. OX, for when the chemical is an oxidizer. COR, for when the chemical is corrosive. What does…

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Although you can carry out a fire risk assessment yourself, if you live in a large or complex building it is recommended that you get a professional to…

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