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Fire Extinguisher Guides

The following table provides guidance on Fire Extinguisher selection and use within University premises.

Staff are strongly recommended to attend a fire extinguisher training course which is bookable online and learn how to use fire extinguishers during a practical session.

Class of fireType of fireExtinguishers that can be usedExtinguisher tab colour
A Combustible solids - paper, textiles, wood, plastics Foam Cream
Dry powder Blue
Wet chemical Yellow
B Flammable liquids - petrol, diesel, paraffin, oil Dry powder Blue
Foam Cream
Carbon dioxide (CO2) Black
E Electrical hazards Dry powder Blue
CO2 Black
F Cooking oils and fats Wet chemical Yellow

For further information please contact the Fire Safety Officer.