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Carriage of dangerous goods by road in the United Kingdom is carefully regulated by 2 pieces of legislation: The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG regs) The EC agreement “Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par route" – known as the ADR regulations. The regulations set out a set of guidelines for all vehicles carrying substances or goods classified as hazardous, including guidelines on providing adequate fire protection equipment such fire extinguishers. So what is meant by a ‘hazardous’ load?  Hazardous substances are classified as any of the following: Class...

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  Water Fire Extinguishers Infographic Water fire extinguishers are a great choice for a huge variety of applications.But do you know the limitations of a water fire extinguisher? Do you know exactly how water fire extinguishers work? Do you know some of the environmental benefits of water fire extinguishers?Find out the answers to these questions - and much more - in our helpful infographic. It's free to download - just click the link below. https://mailchi.mp/913821c5de7b/water-fire-extinguisher-infographic-download

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    Fire extinguishers are extremely important.  As vital life safety equipment, they save countless lives every year.  As with most life safety equipment, fire extinguishers must be regularly maintained, but don’t forget they can get damaged!  A damaged fire extinguisher might not work as expected, potentially putting lives at risk. We discuss the importance of using a fire extinguisher cabinet for better fire safety. Let’s think about where you need to place your fire extinguisher. There are a few questions we must ask: Is it outside? Cold winter can freeze an extinguisher, and rain can cause corrosion. Is it...

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What types of Fire Extinguisher are available? In short, fire extinguishers come in 5 main types: Water extinguishers Foam extinguishers Carbon Dioxide extinguishers Dry Powder extinguishers Wet Chemical extinguishers At Life Safety Online we stock a wide range of fire safety products and equipment. Let’s have a look at some of the key features of each type of fire extinguisher: Water Fire Extinguishers Water Fire Extinguishers are very popular as they are inexpensive, completely eco-friendly and are an effective extinguisher for most fires.  They work by removing the heat from the fire.  However, Water Extinguishers only carry a Class A...

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  Fire Extinguisher Test Rating We all know that water and electricity don’t mix.  Water is quite a good conductor of electricity, and it’s always been great practice to keep the two things apart.  But accidents can happen. Take my favourite little example: your waste bin starts burning for some reason. Justifiably, you reach for a water or foam fire extinguisher and start to tackle the fire. You weren’t to know there was a live double socket behind there! The jet of water hits the live electrics, and 240V is conducted up the stream of water, through the valve, into...

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