Frequently asked questions
There are 5 different types of extinguishers:
- Wet Chemical Extinguisher are yellow.
- Water Extinguishers are a solid red colour.
- Foam Spray Extinguisher - (also known as AFFF extinguishers) are cream coloured.
- Carbon Dioxide Extinguisher - these extinguishers are coloured black.
- Dry Powder Extinguisher - these extinguishers are coloured blue.
Fire Blankets - although not an actual “fire extinguisher”, fire blankets can be used to extinguish fires.
To find out more about the different types of fire extinguishers and which fires they should treat, go to our blog ‘ What are the different types of Fire Extinguishers?’
There are 3 different ways a for a fire to spread. Through
Convection - is when heat from liquids and gases is transferred from hot to cold areas via particles that become lighter through heat.
Conduction - is when heat moves through objects or materials.
Radiation - is when heat transfers via empty space to another object. An example is a candle making your hand warm when you put your hand close to it.
The employer or owner is responsible for fire safety, they can either designate themselves as the appropriate person or assign an appropriate person - here at iHASCO James Lakeman is our Health and Safety Manager and Fire Warden. This person must arrange for a fire risk assessment to be carried out at a business and must, therefore, ensure the right safety measures are put in place to deal with a fire.
Yes, it’s a legal requirement. As a responsible person, you must ensure that you provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training. Whether you create your own approved training or supply the training from somewhere else, you have a responsibility to ensure your employee's safety.
Yes. If you set off a fire alarm when there is no fire, you are subject to a £2500 fine or 12 months imprisonment.
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It's likely that there has been some changes to how you do business that will have a direct impact on your current fire safety measures.
Keep your care premises safe and compliant with our short guide. To help you get to grips with your responsibilities, we’ll talk you through the six steps you need to follow.