There are a number of different fire extinguisher types out there. Each fire extinguisher has been designed for a different type of fire incident. In this blog post we look at the redd labelled fire extinguisher. We share what the red label means, what it should be used on and where it should be used. This will help you decide if you need a red labelled fire extinguisher in your home or business.
So, a red labelled fire extinguisher is also known as a water extinguisher. These are the most common type of extinguisher used for class A fires. It is recognisable as a red fire extinguisher with a red colour label on it.
The red labelled fire extinguisher is for use on fires caused by paper and cardboard. It can also be used on fires fuelled by fabrics and textiles. This fire extinguisher is also suitable for fires caused by wood or coal.
A fire extinguisher with a red label can not be used to tackle a fire that involves electrical equipment. It can also not be used on kitchen fires. The red labelled fire extinguisher is also not suitable for tackling fires that have been caused by flammable gasses or liquids.
Generally speaking, the vast majority of businesses and buildings will require the fire extinguisher with a red label. However, this type of fire extinguisher is more commonly needed in buildings that are made of wood or other organic materials. It is also commonly found in premises where organic materials are stored. This includes premises such as office buildings, schools and nurseries or hospitals. The red fire extinguishers are often recommended and needed in domestic dwellings and warehouses.
If you are unsure of the right fire extinguishers for your home or business, call our fire extinguisher experts. We can visit your property, assess the fire risks and then recommend the right fire extinguishers for you. These can then be purchased and installed on your behalf. In addition, we can book in your future fire extinguisher maintenance and servicing visits.