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The environment you are in will determine the type of fire extinguishers you will need and should have available.
All Fire Extinguishers are colour coded so you can see at a glance what the extinguisher is and what it contains.
British Standards BS7863 means that a block of colour has now been placed above the operating instructions to cover 3-5% of the extinguisher area. The most common types of fire extinguisher available are shown below.
|Label Colour||Contains||Use on the following Fire types|
|White||Water||Paper, Fabric, Wood, Textiles.|
|Blue||Dry Powder||Paper, textiles, flaming liquids (i.e. oil, alcohol, solvent paint and gases) & Electrical.|
|Cream||Foam||Flammable liquids (not electrical fires).|
|CO2||Electrical Fires and burning liquids such as grease, fat, oil, paint (not chip pan) electrical fires, but switch off supply first.|
|Green||Vaporising Liquids||Flammable liquids and live electrical equipment|
|Yellow||Wet Chemical||Paper, Fabric, Wood, Cooking Oil|