Using fire equipment

Fire extinguishers

  • Select the appropriate fire extinguisher for the class of fire (see Emergency Response Guide Web P7 (PDF 612KB, 1p)
  • Attack the fire with a fire extinguisher if the fire is NOT large (NO larger than approximately 1m3)
  • Position so that you keep your back to the exit route and DO NOT position yourself with limited access to an escape route.
  • Leave the room when smoke or heat is no longer tenable.
  • If possible work in pairs for added safety.
  • It is always preferable to have received training in the use of an extinguisher.

Emergency Response Guide Web P8

Used or damaged fire equipment