Fire Extinguishers

 

There are several types of fire extinguishers which can sometimes be identified by their colour. Many will be coloured red with a label identifying their type.

Type

Colour

Water

Red

Foam

Cream

Carbon Dioxide

Black

Dry Powder

Blue

Halon

Green

Water Extinguishers

Should be used for materials such as wood and paper. They must not be used on fires involving electrical equipment or oil.

 

Foam Extinguishers

Should be used on fires involving burning liquids such as paint and asphalt. They must not be used on fires involving electrical equipment or flammable liquids.

 

Carbon Dioxide and Dry Power Extinguishers

Are normally used on burning liquids. They are safe for use on fires involving electrical equipment. Neither of these extinguishers have a cooling effect, consequently they are not recommended for use where there is high risk of re-ignition. Use carbon dioxide extinguishers in well ventilated areas because they reduce the amount of oxygen in the air.

 

Halon Extinguisher

Can be used in most instances including use on electrical equipment. They are recommended for use in the open air or in well ventilated areas because of their toxic properties, so do not use in confined spaces.

 

Fire extinguishers cannot always be identified by their colour, do not use them without first reading the label.

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Pen and Paper donations for the Isolomzi Outreach Programme

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Every year Rondebosch Boys High School gathers donations and supplies and take a trip through to the Eastern Cape to educate students and the school Isolomzi. These students are in fact very smart but they lack the basic resources needed for a sound education.

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Sancert is proud to have been involved in this initiative for the fist time this year. We understand that many privileged students have extra pens, books and paper which they get rid of at the end of each year in order to start fresh the next year. Sancert set out to collect these unwanted, but still usable, pens and paper so that we could sort through it and give them to the Isolomzi school. We were fortunate enough to be able to collect a number supplies by placing a “pen and paper” box at a number of schools. These boxes were then collected and sorted. Pencils were sharpened, pens in good working condition were kept, files were cleaned and relabelled and any other stationary collected was donated.

Bring on Isolomzi outreach 2015!

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Kelly Nel, one of the students from Cedar house, Kenilworth, who donated stationary.

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