Portable aerosol fire extinguishers

People can suffer serious burns if an aerosol fire extinguisher fails. Make sure you're using an extinguisher that meets the mandatory safety standard.

About aerosol fire extinguishers

Portable aerosol fire extinguishers are usually hand-held, red in colour and non-refillable, designed to be used once-only.

Risks and injuries

A user can suffer serious burns if the aerosol fire extinguisher fails to operate when there is a fire.

Safe use

  • Only use a fire extinguisher to fight a fire in its early stages. If in doubt, call your local fire brigade.

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