Pocket Safety Guide - Fire Extinguisher

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January 2010

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Pocket Safety Guide - Fire Extinguisher

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This pocket book is an essential resource for seafarers at every level on the correct use of

fire extinguishers of all types. 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 key safety precautions in the event of a fire.

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This book 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
Number of Pages: 11
Product Code: WS1208K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-905331-82-6 (9781905331826), ISBN 10: 1-905331-82-7 (1905331827)
Published Date: January 2010
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 180 mm
Book Width: 120 mm
Weight: 0.04 kg

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