Pocket Safety Guide - Fire Extinguisher (eBook)

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January 2010

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Pocket Safety Guide - Fire Extinguisher (eBook)

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This eBook is an essential aide-memoire for seafarers at every level on the correct use of fire extinguishers. It describes the four types of fire extinguisher (water, foam, CO2 and dry powder) and how and when they should be operated. It also covers maintenance and inspection of fire extinguishers and essential safety precautions in the event of a fire.

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This eBook outlines the chemical reaction of fire and the three elements it needs to occur (the ‘fire triangle’). It provides an understanding of how different types of fire extinguisher operate in removing elements of the fire triangle. It stresses the importance of using the correct extinguisher according to the type of fire (eg electrical, burning liquids).

1 Introduction


2 Types of Extinguisher

2.1 Water Extinguishers (Red Label)

2.2 Dry Powder (Blue Label)

2.3 Carbon Dioxide CO2 (Black Label)

2.4 Foam (Cream Label)


3 Using a Fire Extinguisher

3.1 Water Based Extinguishers

3.2 Dry Powder Based Extinguishers

3.3 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Based Extinguishers

3.4 Foam Based Extinguishers


4 Important Things to Remember


5 Maintenance and Inspection

5.1 Extinguisher Servicing Intervals

Title: Pocket Safety Guide - Fire Extinguisher (eBook)
Number of Pages: 11
Product Code: WS1208EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-905331-82-6 (9781905331826), ISBN 10: 1-905331-82-7 (1905331827)
Published Date: January 2010

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