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Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers

DO YOU KNOW THE BURNING ISSUES?

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Objectives:
Classes of fire Types of extinguishers How to operate extinguishers Emergency procedures Phone numbers / radio channels

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The Theory of Fire

Fuel + Oxygen + Heat + Chemical Chain Reaction = Fire

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Comparison of Oxygen Requirements :
Humans need 21% to live A flaming fire only needs 16%

Fire can continue to smolder at 12%
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Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Fuels are present everywhere and can be found in different states Page 5 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Heat Sources in the Workplace Controls Page 6 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers The Chemical Chain Reaction Page 7 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers How do we actually extinguish fires? What principles are involved? Page 8 .

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Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers There are 4 Classes of Fire: Class A Class B Class C Class D Page 10 .

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Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers How many of these types of materials do you use at work? Page 12 .

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Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Class A Fire Prevention: Housekeeping Storage Smoking Page 15 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Class B Fire Prevention: Housekeeping Ventilation Avoid sparks Storage Page 16 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Class C Fire Prevention: Maintenance Inspection Do not overload Page 17 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Class D Fire Prevention: Special training Handling methods Page 18 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers How fire spreads: Convection Conduction Radiation Page 19 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers How fire spreads by Convection Page 20 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers How fire spreads by Conduction Page 21 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers How fire spreads by Radiation Page 22 .

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Water Page 24 .Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Types of fire extinguishers .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Fire extinguishers .Foam Page 25 .

Dry Chemical Page 26 .Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Types of fire extinguishers .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Types of fire extinguishers .Carbon Dioxide Page 27 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Types of fire extinguishers .Halon Page 28 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Types of fire extinguishers .Dry Powder Page 29 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers How do fire extinguishers operate? Do they all work the same way? How can you tell the difference? Page 30 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers A comparison of the 2 different types of extinguishers Stored Pressure extinguisher Cartridge Operated extinguisher Page 31 .

defect Test compliance Page 32 .Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Inspection checks should include: Location Visibility Access Identification Plate No tampering Full or discharged No visible damage.

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Maintenance Procedures Servicing Extinguishers Damaged Extinguishers General Care Page 33 .

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Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers In case of fire: Raise the alarm Decide what to do next Only use the extinguisher if sure and confident Page 35 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Using the fire extinguisher The PASS method Page 36 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Do not attempt to put the fire out if: Exits are limited or could be blocked The fire is ´on the moveµ No suitable extinguishers available You are not feeling confident Page 37 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Exiting from a fire! Stay low Primary and Secondary escape routes Assembly area Page 38 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers If you are trapped by fire: Seal cracks Report location Wait for help Page 39 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Emergency Action Plans: Evacuations Escape Routes Assembly Points Page 40 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers PrePre-Fire Planning Page 41 .

Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers Keep the work place fire safe! Housekeeping Storage Training Smoking Page 42 .