10 Dec Office Fire Extinguishers
Choosing the right Fire Extinguishers for your office
When a fire occurs in your office especially if they are computers in the room, you need to use different types of extinguishers.
The difference between a normal extinguisher and one for an office with computers
Firstly having the correct fire extinguishers placed in the right areas, can help increase your protection. In the case of the wrong fire extinguisher being used on a computer, for example, it can cause you to have a lot more damage plus the potential to lose valuable equipment and documents. Furthermore putting your staff and visitors also at risk. Therefore it is important to know the difference between the different types of extinguishers.
Types of fire extinguishers
ABC and BC are dry chemical extinguishers, although these can be effective during a fire, they can also leave a stubborn residue which can damage your equipment. Therefore the solution for computer rooms would be to use clean agent fire extinguishers instead.
These fire extinguishers are specifically designed for electrical fires, helping to preserve your electrical and electronic equipment.
CO2 Fire Extinguishers
These are very effective and do not leave a residue, furthermore, they don’t conduct any electricity and fill any of the areas with dangerous gasses. They work by starving the fire itself of oxygen resulting in eventually putting out the fire.
Electrical fires are generally caused by a source of ignition, this tends to feed the fire until it is eventually removed. Therefore this supply should always be isolated prior to trying to fight this type of fire.
About Safe and Sure Fire Protection
For your information, we have served businesses for many years throughout the North East and protected their buildings for fire protection. We can carry out a risk assessment of your premises and advise you on which fire extinguishers etc are suitable for your requirements. If you would like a quotation, please get in touch you will find all our details on the contact us page.