Work by cooling – To be used on solids – Not safe on electrical – Can be used for burns first-aid
Water fire extinguishers are in very common use across the UK and for good reason – Hey if it’s good enough for the Fire Brigade it’s good enough for us. Water removes heat (essential for combustion to be sustained) and as such is also good at stopping re-ignition.
Not nuclear but it can be heavy water
Is water suitable for your business? In nearly all cases the answer would be yes but there are certain considerations that may lead us to specify an alternative. Take just a few minutes to view this short video and find out why.
Where to use water
Water is designed to fight solid fires such as: wood, paper, plastic, carpets, upholstery etc. It is ideal for reasonably clean environments like offices as its only residue after use is of course water. Unfortunately in virtually all environments it will be in proximity to electricity. Use on electrical items is very dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. If this is a major concern you may wish to consider a foam extinguisher. Foam is safe to use in the proximity of electricity but not on it.
A further consideration is weight and the size of the people who may use the device. Very often a 9 litre water extinguisher is specified, probably due to its fire rating. However this is a very heavy unit and slighter members of staff would struggle to operate it successfully. There are many factors in determining the specification of your extinguishers which is best left to the experts. So call us now or simply fill in the web form on the right and we’ll get straight back to you.
Water is designed to fight solid fires such as: wood, paper, plastic, carpets, upholstery etc. It is ideal for We supply water extinguishers in the following sizes: 3 litre, 6 litre and 9 litre. In addition we have units with additive and anti-freeze for all weather environments. Prices include supply, commissioning on site and one year’s certification. Annually extinguisher servicing must take place by a competent person. The easiest proof of competence is qualified personnel who have are FETA / FIA trained.