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  • Fire Extinguisher and Safety Signs
    guide for emergency use of extinguishers The term fire extinguisher signs covers multiple types of fire safety sign Fire point signs and fire alarm call point signs are types of fire fighting sign The British standard for Fire fighting signs is that they should be over 50 red and square or rectangular shaped with a white pictogram Green fire exit signs cover emergency fire escape information they are also square or rectangular shaped with a white pictogram on a green background These signs can be purchased in a white or photo luminescent glow in the dark finish The most widely used type of fire extinguisher signs are fire extinguisher ID signs These fire extinguisher signs should be displayed above each fire extinguisher to inform the reader what the fire extinguisher in question can and can not safely be used on Water fire extinguisher signs for example tell the user that a water fire extinguisher can be used on flammable solid fires such as wood paper and fabric fires and makes the reader aware that it should not be used on electrical fires flammable liquid fires and flammable metal fires For ease of application this type and all other types of fire extinguisher signs are available in a self adhesive finish Self adhesive fire extinguisher signs are suitable only for smooth walls however If this type of sign is not suitable for your building you could get fire extinguisher ID signs in a rigid plastic white or photo luminescent finish These types can be used again if for example you redecorate We recommend adhering with silicone adhesive Advice on the use of fire extinguisher signs can be obtained from your authority for fire safety You should ensure that all fire safety signs and fire extinguisher signs comply with current regulations All

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  • Fire Safety at Work | Fire Extinguisher Safety
    workplace areas and ensuring all electrical equipment is safely maintained Ensuring that the premises have adequate and conspicuous escape routes that are clearly marked by fire exit signs The nominated person should also make sure that the workplace has sufficient fire safety signs including fire action notices assembly point signs no smoking signs and fire extinguisher ID signs Nationwide Fire Extinguishers help with enforcing fire safety at work by providing a wide range of low cost fire safety signs in a variety of finishes to suit your building and budget Escape routes of disabled people must be considered when contemplating fire safety at work As lifts should not be used in an emergency you may have to provide an evacuation chair for wheelchair users to be able to escape using stairways Staff should be trained in how to operate this escape method Fire safety at work also means ensuring fire alarm systems and sufficient fire extinguishers are present Nationwide fire extinguishers can supply all types of fire extinguishers for your workplace from a basic water fire extinguisher to a wet chemical fire extinguisher For more information on choosing the right type of extinguisher for your workplace see our which extinguisher guide A large number of workplace fires are started deliberately Have a look at your workplaces security to assess the risk of intruders breaking in after hours posing an arson risks Storage areas are where a lot of workplace fires are started so ensure they are safe and secure Finally maximizing fire safety at work also entails ensuring all staff are provided with suitable fire safety training We can arrange fire safety training courses for your staff which range from a basic fire safety awareness course to a more in depth fire warden course which gives delegates a greater understanding

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  • Fire Extinguisher Cabinets | Fire Extinguisher Stands
    Metre Clear List Enter Code Home Fire Extinguisher Cabinets Fire extinguisher cabinets are a great way of storing fire extinguishers at risk from environmental damage Nationwide fire extinguishers sell high quality fire extinguisher cabinets and stands at knock down prices Fire extinguisher cabinets are often used in caravan sites petrol forecourts factories etc Nationwide Fire Extinguishers sell single and double fire extinguisher stands which can be wall floor or vehicle mounted Our cabinets come with a viewing window to identify the internal extinguisher at a glance and velcro straps to secure extinguishers within the box and a hinged door for easy access to your fire extinguishers For added security alarms can also fitted to these cabinets Our fire extinguisher cabinets have a corrosion proof design and they can be wall mounted floor mounted or mounted on a post Fire extinguisher cabinets are also used to carry fire extinguishers on vehicles The plastic case is designed as a means of storage and to protect the internal fire extinguisher from impact and weather damage They are made to withstand harsh conditions and is resistant to most chemicals Our standard vehicle fire extinguisher cabinets measure 650mm x 260mm x 275mm Related products from Nationwide Fire Extinguishers include fire extinguisher stands We have standard vacuum formed single and double plastic extinguisher stands as well as metal tubular stands All our fire extinguisher stands look great are ideal for places where extinguishers cannot be wall mounted or are often moved about Fire Extinguisher Cabinets Fire Extinguisher Cover Our Price From 4 00 4 80 Inc VAT Buy Now Tall Single Fire Extinguisher Stand Our Price 22 00 26 40 Inc VAT Buy Now Home Foam Fire Extinguishers Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers Water Fire Extinguishers London Class D Fire Extinguishers for Metal Fires CO2 Fire Extinguisher

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  • Fire Safety Equipment | Fire Fighting Equipment
    sizes fire extinguisher cabinets and stands fire safety signs and fire alarm products Our range of fire safety equipment also includes fire safety training and risk assessments to ensure that your business complies with the new Fire Safety Regulations Fire Risk Assessment in the Workplace Part of the new fire safety reform act requires a staff member or an outside company to produce a fire risk assessment of the premises during which fire safety and equipment standards should be assessed and fire provisions updated if deemed necessary Staff fire safety training is also a necessary part of fire safety required for the workplace All staff should know how to operate a fire extinguisher and should know what to do in the event of a fire Fire drills should be practiced regularly and fire action plans displayed throughout the building Call Nationwide Fire Extinguishers for a training quote today Smoke alarms are essential for every home and the minimum fire safety equipment that you should have To be able to to extinguish a fire in the home you may feel that you need extra fire safety equipment A small Dry Powder fire extinguisher or AFFF foam fire extinguisher is ideal for the home It can be used on a variety of fires Check the label for the type of coverage it provides to see if it is suitable for the potential fire risks in your home Using Fire Blankets in your Fire Safety Equipment Another piece of fire safety equipment is a fire blanket which can be quickly and safely used extinguish a chip pan fire or smother garments that may have caught fire Having fire safety equipment and fire blankets in place is the first step but it is equally important to know how to use it You should only

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  • Powder Fire Extinguishers | Powder Extinguisher
    solids flammable liquids gasses and electrical fires Classes ABC and electrical fires Powder fire extinguishers have many advantages They have a fast flame knock down and are non toxic Powder fire extinguishers are effective against running fuel fires and are mass for mass the most efficient fire fighting device Powder fire extinguishers have disadvantages so you may want to consider those too when choosing your fire extinguishers especially for kitchens or offices They are messy when discharged and can contaminate large area The powder eats into fabric and will destroy electronics etc You also might inhale it when using a powder extinguisher in a small space Nationwide fire extinguishers sell a range of kitemarked powder fire extinguishers Our 1kg and 2kg powder extinguishers are ideal for vehicles caravans and many other multi risk environments Our 4kg 6kg and 9kg Powder fire extinguishers are especially suitable for a mixed fire risk environments and are used for flammable liquids gas fires including methane propane hydrogen and for the storage of liquid gases and heating oils They are also particularly useful extinguishers to have for industry garages workshops etc New hazardous goods legislation states that trucks must hold in excess of 12kg of powder This can be compiled of any combination of extinguishers but most commonly this is a 9kg powder on the back with two 2kg powder extinguishers or a 4kg powder in the cab You should examine your extinguishers at least monthly for signs of tampering loss of pressure or discharge Your extinguishers should also be maintained at least annually by a qualified technician and these checks should be recorded in your fire log book Nationwide fire extinguishers offer the option of installing and certifying extinguishers at your premises This means your new extinguishers come with an initial service carried out

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  • How to install and test a smoke alarm
    purchased something that could potentially save your life it is important that it is installed correctly and tested regularly Each smoke alarm comes with its own comprehensive installation instructions but here is a brief overview Mains powered alarms should only be installed by a qualified electrician Battery powered alarms can be installed by a householder using just a screwdriver for fixing it to the ceiling It is recommended that they be located on every level of the building and in rooms where people sleep with the doors closed Mounting the smoke alarm on the ceiling in the centre of the room places it closest to all points in the room Additional alarms can be located in stairways as these can act like chimneys for smoke and heat When installed in an A frame type ceiling it should not be placed within 10cm 4 of its peak Avoid installing smoke alarms in garages in an area where the temperature may fall below 40 F or rise above 100 F such as attics or in dusty humid or insect infested areas They should be away from kitchen and bathroom areas although heat alarms can be used in kitchens There are two types of smoke alarm sensors with slightly different characteristics Ionization sensing alarms may detect invisible fire particles associated with fast flaming fires sooner than photoelectric alarms Visible fire particles associated with slow smouldering fires may be detected more quickly by photoelectric alarms Therefore some people elect to protect their homes with a mix of alarms for maximum protection It is recommended that smoke alarms be tested every week each unit has a button on its cover which when pressed will sound the alarm for a few seconds Unless it is fitted with a ten year battery the battery should be changed

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  • Water Fire Extinguishers
    BS EN3 Our water extinguishers are stored pressure type with a squeeze grip operation All our extinguishers come with free mounting bracket are durable and reliable factory filled and coated with UV resistant paint We stock a 9 litre 6 litre and 3 litre model Our 9 litre and 3 litre water extinguishers are at least 13A rated Our 6 litre water fire extinguishers are 21A rated Our 3 litre size is an ideal alternative to the bulkier more traditional 9 Litre water fire extinguisher and carries the same 13A rating as the bigger extinguisher so is a suitable cheap and lightweight alternative All water fire extinguishers are suitable for extinguishing flammable solid fires These may include wood paper straw coal textiles etc so are great for coverage of the fabric of a building You must never use water fire extinguishers on electrical fires the water can conduct electricity Water must never be used to attempt to extinguish burning fat or oil Using water on a cooking fat fire actually makes the fire worse risking an explosion as the water hits it A fire blanket or a wet chemical fire extinguisher should be used instead To use a water extinguisher aim the jet at the bottom of the flames and move it over the area of the fire Keep yourself between the fire and your escape route If you are an employer you must ensure that you and your staff know how to use your extinguishers You should display an ID sign above your water fire extinguishers to remind users what that type of fire this extinguisher can and cannot be used on Get your extinguishers serviced once a year and visually check them at least monthly to check for damage or signs of damage Your checks should be recorded

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  • Warning Signs | Health and Safety Signs
    Extinguishers comply with the safety signs and signals regulations 1996 Different levels of danger are contained within the warning signs banner and are defined as Danger Warning and Caution Danger signs are used in high level risk environments where serious injury or death may occur eg Danger deep water Danger High Voltage or Danger Asbestos removal Warning signs are used in potentially dangerous situations which if not avoided may result in injury or death for example Warning moving vehicles or Warning electric fence Caution signs are used for low level risk situations which if not avoided may result in minor or moderate injury Examples of such Caution signs are Caution trip hazard and Caution hot water The Safety signs and signals regulations 1996 aim to standardise safety signs throughout the member states of the European Union so that safety signs and warning signs wherever they are seen have the same meaning The regulations oblige employers to provide specific safety signs whenever there is a risk that has not been avoided or controlled by other means for example by engineering controls and safe systems of work Where a safety sign would not help to reduce that risk or where the risk is not significant there is no need to provide a sign The Regulations apply to all places and activities where people are employed Legislative Health and Safety Policy requires every business to provide health and safety training for all employees to maintain accident records and to make sure that the relevant Health and Safety Signs are displayed throughout all premises Ensure that your workplace complies with health and safety regulations without breaking the bank by buying your warning signs risk assessment and training materials fire log books and health and safety posters from Nationwide Fire Extinguishers Warning Signs Designated Smoking

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