In today’s hectic world, keeping yourself and your property safe is often overlooked, particularly, when looking at fire extinguishers.
I speak from personal experience about the devastation that is caused by a fire and the upheaval it can cause.
10 years ago, my dishwasher burst into flames, luckily nobody was in at the time, however the smoke and fire damage was extensive, we were out of the house for 6 months, including over the Christmas period.
Statistically, the kitchen is by far the most likely area for a fire to start within your house. The most recent official statistics from the Home Office showed that between April 2016 and March 2017, just shy of 50% of all house fires attended by the fire brigade in England involved, or were started by, cooking equipment.
Fire extinguishers are potentially required if your premises is used for non-domestic activities, with the workplace being the most popular areas to find them. However, most people are unfamiliar with how they can effectively use them. In this article, we’re going to take a look at them in a little more detail, including how and when you should use them, the varying fire classifications and identifying the different fire extinguisher types.
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