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Better Understanding Extinguishers

By Admin
May 10, 2017 Category • Extinguishers, Education, How To

We see fire extinguishers every day, but how well do we understand them? Would the average Joe even know that fire extinguishers have a class? More than likely, very few people would know what class fire extinguisher that they have. In the case of a fire related emergency knowing where your extinguisher is and how to operate it can be a home, business or life saver. A fire can spread a lot in the time it takes for firefighters to arrive. Owning and operating a fire extinguisher is an essential skill that everyone should have. In this video, well analyze the Ansul Multi Purpose ABC Rated fire extinguisher. With its Class rating of ABC it is designed to handle any general fire that you are likely to encounter. So, what does each class mean? Class ABC extinguishers can handle the following types of fire. Class A extinguishers are made to handle ordinary materials such as plastic, cardboard, wood and paper Class B fires involve combustible or flammable liquids such as Grease and oil fires

Fire and Life Safety in the Workplace: What You Need To Know

By Keren Johnson
July 11, 2016 Category • Fire Safety, Extinguishers, Fire Prevention, Safety Plan, Sprinkler Service,

No matter your business or industry, as a business owner you have a responsibility to keep the workplace environment safe for your employees. Its as great a time as any to begin to review your companys safety plan! There are many fire safety guidelines your business may already be adhering to that have been suggested by OSHA NFPA or your local municipal fire codes, but remember, compliance is key. When it comes to fire safety encourage your staff to adhere to guidelines and be diligent in updating any procedural guidelines that may change. Prevent against workplace fires with these simple tips: Place fire extinguishers in strategic locations, easily accessible to employees and in accordance to code requirements. Be sure smoke detectors are professionally installed and maintenance quarterly. Avoid overloading power outlets or power strips with electrical devices. Doing so can overload circuits and cause electrical fires. Always unplug non-essential electronics at the end

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