Water extinguishers

Water extinguishersHow to use a water extinguisher. First of all, you need to make sure it has still got its tag and pin in place. You need to check the gauge to make sure it is full. I also check the label, the back, it is in date. So once you know this extinguisher is fit for use and that should be part of the checks they are doing in your building anyway.

The first thing you need to do is pull the plastic tag. Once that’s pulled off, pull out the pin. It is now ready to go. Press on the handle, and stop and now, the fire is out. If you are not sure, you could take a few steps forward, do a few more sprays and stop. Spray a bit more to make sure the fire is totally out. Remember, keep your distance. Do not get too close to a fire, make it do the work. Do not compromise your safety. Now that we have used this extinguisher, we will need to get it serviced. Already, it has lost most of its pressure. So, we cannot just re-tag it back up again and put it on the wall. It has got to have a complete service, so it is now ready for the next time. It is important to learn fire safety training.

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