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Fire Fighting Equipment


Fire Fighting Equipment

Fire Fighting Equipment
Portable Fire Fighting Equipment, Extinguishers, Trolley Units, Blankets.

APPLICABLE S.I. / CODE OF PRACTICE / STANDARDS:
n Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007.
n I.S. 291:2002 - The Use, Siting, Inspection and Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers.
n BS 9999:2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.

REQUIREMENTS OF SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE AT WORK (GENERAL APPLICATION) REGULATIONS, 2007
Fire detection equipment and fire-fighting equipment is:
a) inspected and maintained as frequently as necessary to ensure that it is in good working order, and;
b) serviced by a competent person as frequently as necessary.

REQUIREMENTS OF BS 9999:2008
All points where fire extinguishers are located should be inspected daily. Missing fire extinguishers should be replaced immediately and if used in a fire, training or otherwise should be recharged immediately. Damaged extinguishers or hose reels should be replaced/repaired.

REQUIREMENTS OF IS 291:2002
IS 291:2002 covers the use and suitability, siting, inspection and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers of the types which conform to European Standard EN 3


Fire Classifications

CLASS OF FIRE

DESCRIPTION

Class A

Fires involving solid, usually carbon-based materials, which burn with glowing embers, such as wood, paper or textiles.

Class B

Fires involving flammable liquids, such as petrol, diesel, oils, etc.

Class C

Fires involving gases.

Class D

Fires involving metals.

Class F

Fires involving cooking fats and oils, such as would be found in deep-fat fryers.

     


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