In the case of a fire emergency, a one-size-fits-all approach simply won’t do. Different fire extinguisher types are required for fighting various classes of fire. Understanding which fire extinguisher is right for your premises will not only ensure you meet current regulations, it could make that life-saving difference in the moment.
We provide the main extinguisher types – CO2, foam, powder and water. Whether you need a traditional extinguisher or a stylish alternative to complement aesthetics, you’ll find a wide range in various sizes to cater for all requirements.
Powder fire extinguishers are suitable for use on class A, B and C fires making them ideal for use in environments containing multiple fire risks. They are highly effective against petrol and volatile liquids which makes them ideal for vehicle protection.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers are suitable for use on class B and electrical fires. CO2 fire extinguishers are primarily for use on fires of electrical origin. Being non-toxic and leaving no residue, CO2 will not harm machinery or electrical equipment.
Foam fire extinguishers are suitable for use on class A solid combustible fires (wood, paper, textiles) and class B flammable liquid fires (petrol, diesel, paint, solvents).
A water-based fire extinguisher is a popular choice for Class A fires (combustible materials). Water fire extinguishers work by cooling the fuel and ensuring it burns at a much slower pace until the fire is extinguished.