How many fire extinguishers do I need?

The number and type of fire extinguishers needed depends on the fire hazard. The fire risk assessment will identify the hazards. The primary purpose of a fire extinguisher is to aid escape from a fire. In some limited circumstances they may be used by a trained person to fight fires in the early stages.

The fire extinguisher should be suitable for the potential fire :-


				For wood/paper/textile and solid material


				For liquid and electrical fires


				For liquid fires

				Carbon dioxide

				For liquid and electrical fires


	Fire extinguishers should be located at identifiable fire points at each storey exit and these should be serviced and maintained.

	Fire extinguishers will also be needed for those carrying out hot work.