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What type of fire extinguisher is best for an electrical fire?

Electrical fires are a fire class of their own, which means they require a specialist fire extinguisher.   Electrical fires, also known as Class E fires are ignited by electrical equipment such as motors, switchboards and electrical appliances. These sorts of fires need to be treated differently, because unlike fires caused by ordinary combustibles – [...]

By |2020-01-14T01:08:04+11:00December 1st, 2019|Fire Extinguisher Info|0 Comments

Five safety tips for using open fire cooking equipment

Did you know that cooking is the primary cause of fires and fire-related injuries in the home? Most cooking fires are sparked by common household items like curtains, towels and paper bags. Some of the most likely events to causes open-flame fires include food being left to cook unattended, combustibles being placed too close to [...]

By |2020-01-14T01:07:44+11:00November 25th, 2019|Fire Safety Information, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire extinguisher colour codes: what do they mean?

Not all fires are the same – certain chemicals are more effective at putting out certain types of fires Where combustible materials vary in your facility or workplace, so should the contents of your fire extinguishers. Understanding fire extinguisher colour codes is crucial to safety and wellbeing. It can mean the difference between effectively putting [...]

By |2020-01-14T01:08:25+11:00October 10th, 2019|Fire Extinguisher Info|0 Comments

How often should I test my fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguisher testing isn’t just a legal requirement, it’s vital to overall safety. Your extinguisher is your first line of defence against any fire. A working fire extinguisher can mean the difference between a small fire that’s extinguished early, and an out-of-control blaze that puts people in danger. Simply having a fire extinguisher is not [...]

By |2019-09-24T13:53:15+10:00September 1st, 2019|Fire Extinguisher Info|0 Comments

Disposing of your old fire extinguisher

Getting rid of an expired fire extinguisher doesn’t have to be a daunting operation. Most fire extinguishers contain chemicals, and many of these chemicals are categorised as a hazardous waste – this means you can’t just throw them into the bin. Instead, you’ll need to dispose of them correctly, in line with Australian government regulations. [...]

By |2019-09-24T13:45:20+10:00August 10th, 2019|Fire Extinguisher Info|0 Comments

Disposable vs Refillable Fire Extinguishers: What’s Right for Me?

Like cars, fire extinguishers often cost more than their initial investment. While it can be tempting to buy a disposable fire extinguisher, it’s important to consider whether a refillable extinguisher will save you time and money in the long run, depending on your organisation’s needs and risks. Here are some important things to consider when [...]

By |2019-09-24T13:56:59+10:00June 1st, 2019|Fire Extinguisher Info|0 Comments