Fire Extinguishers

The Environmental Regulations for Workplace section 9, subsection (2) (OHS ACT 85 of 1993) indicates the importance of the provision of firefighting equipment:

(2)  Having regard to the size, construction and location of the workplace, and the amount and type of flammable articles used, handled or stored on the premises, and employer shall provide on the premises an adequate supply of suitable fire fighting equipment at strategic locations or as may be recommended by the fire chief of the local authority concerned, and such equipment shall be maintained in good working order.

Ensure your fire safety equipment is well-maintained and your staff adequately trained. Absolute Health Services offers comprehensive training and regular inspection and maintenance services for fire extinguishers.

Types of fire extinguishers for sale:

Suitable for Class A fires (solid combustibles).

Suitable Class A, C, and D fires.

DCP (Dry Chemical Powder) 
Suitable for Class A, B, C, and D fires.

Suitable for Class A and B fires.

Which fire extinguisher to use for each type of fire:

Extinguisher Types Class A Class B Class C Class D
Water   X  
CO2   X 
DCP (Dry Chemical Powder)   X X  X X
Foam   X X 

Types of fires:

Class A: Solid combustibles (wood, paper, cloth) 

  Class B: Flammable liquids (oil, petrol, grease) 

Class C: Energised Electrical fires. 

Class D: Burning metals.

Class K: Kitchen fires (cooking oils, fats)

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