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Fire Extinguisher Inspection

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A properly working extinguisher could save a life, maybe even yours. Everyone should know how to perform fire extinguisher inspections. They should be completed on a monthly basis whether at home and in the workplace. Monthly inspections will ensure the fire extinguisher will operate as directed in the event of an emergency. When completed, you should be able to perform a fire extinguisher inspection on common types of extinguishers. The importance of this training is to ensure you are familiar with fire extinguishers and have a working, serviceable extinguisher if / when you are in an emergency.

Cautions:
·Do not use a fire extinguisher that has been damaged or punctured. The contents are under pressure and a damaged or corroded cylinder could explode.
·Ensure you receive proper training prior to operating a fire extinguisher.
·There are different types of extinguishers for different types of fires. It is important to use the proper type extinguisher for your work environment.

Extinguisher Types:
How a fire should be extinguished depends on the type of fuel that is feeding the fire. A fire needs three things in order to burn: oxygen, heat, fuel. Listed below are the most common types of extinguishers and what fuel they are designed to extinguish.
·Type A: extinguishes solids such as paper and wood
·Type B: extinguishes liquid and gases
·Type C: extinguishes electrical equipment
·Type D: extinguishes combustible metals
·Type K: extinguishes oils and fats

Materials:
In order to complete a fire extinguisher inspection, here are some materials you will/may need:
·Fire extinguisher to be inspected
·Inspection or maintenance tag (template provided at Step: 9)
·Safing pin
·Safety tag