The importance of a timely and well executed fire protection strategy cannot be ignored, especially when the flames are rising in the vicinity of a workplace, the results can be devastating.
Implementing safety in retail and household environment is very crucial, following the recent series of fire breakouts in Australia. Last year, there were 1,565 preventable house fires reported in Melbourne. They resulted in loss of lives and a property damage of almost $30 million. This highlights the risk of fire outbreaks and devastatingly fatal damage they can cause.
Although most of the fire extinguishers that are in place in Melbourne work in the same way, at Australia Fire Protection /AFP Groups, we recommend the user to check the instructions before deploying a fire extinguisher in the case of fire.
|P =||Pull the pin or release any other locking device|
|A =||Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire|
|S =||Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent|
|S =||Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it is extinguished|