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How to Dispose of Used/Old Fire Extinguishers

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Although this is not something which is commonly thought about, fire extinguishers, like many pieces of health and safety equipment, have a lifespan. Over time, fire extinguishers which are non-gaseous will eventually corrode. That is, the contents of the extinguisher itself will eventually corrode the canister or body and also, the extreme pressure of the … Continue reading

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How to Use a Foam Fire Extinguisher

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Here at DPL Fire, on our blog, we feel it is our duty to make sure you understand the various applications of the different types of fire extinguishers. Just as important, though, we want you to understand the differences between the types of fires which they were constructed to fight. However, in this article, we … Continue reading

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How to use a fire extinguisher

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In the event of a fire, safety is paramount. Building evacuation plans should be well-known and followed and fire alarm systems and fire fighting equipment must be present. The most common fire fighting equipment is the fire extinguisher, and within your workplace or commercial building you’ll find one closeby. Although easily identifiable, it is not … Continue reading

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Do Fire Extinguishers Expire?

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Once you have bought a fire extinguisher and ensured that your premises meet fire safety standards, you might forget about regularly checking your extinguisher. Unfortunately, fire extinguishers do eventually expire, meaning you need to keep an eye on them and have a professional check them at regular intervals. Ensuring that your fire extinguishers are in … Continue reading

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How to Use Fire Extinguishers – Common Mistakes When Using a Fire Extinguisher

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A fire extinguisher is an invaluable tool when it comes to fighting fires, but if you don’t know how to use it properly it could exacerbate the problem or simply prove useless. This month, we’ll be looking at the correct way to use a fire extinguisher, both in terms of the types of fires you … Continue reading

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Fire Safety, Detection and Evacuation for the Elderly

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Unfortunately, senses and mobility deteriorate slowly as people get older, making it increasingly difficult to do the things they found easygoing in their youth. Ultimately, this puts the elderly at greater risk of injury or worse if a fire started than the youthful. As such, it is of the utmost importance that we prepare our … Continue reading

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A guide to mounting fire extinguishers in your property

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Ensuring fire extinguishers are properly mounted in your property is essential in order to meet British Standards regulations for businesses and rented properties. The right location, the correct height and the appropriate accessories are all paramount when installing fire extinguishers. Where? Choosing the right location for installing your fire extinguishers can make all the difference … Continue reading

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How to correctly use a fire extinguisher

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The ability to operate a fire extinguisher is an important skill to have should you ever be faced with an uncontrolled fire. If you are likely to be required to use a fire extinguisher at work due to responsibilities as a fire marshall or where you are located in your workplace, it is recommended that … Continue reading

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The different types of fire extinguishers

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Having the correct fire safety equipment in top working order is a legal requirement for any commercial environment to ensure everyone within the building is protected from the threat of a fire occurring in the property. There are 5 main types of fire extinguishers, each designed to target specific fires so that any potential break … Continue reading

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