Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
March 1, 2019

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FIA fact files and guidance

Portable fire extinguishing: FIA updates guidance and fact files

The Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) Extinguishing Council has updated a number of guidance notes and fact files around portable fire extinguishing – covering the ADR, electrical risks, environmental guidance and more.

Anyone who deals with portable extinguishers can update their understanding of best practice and legal requirements by downloading the latest updates below.

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Fact File 78: Portable extinguishers under the ADR

The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) refers to portable fire extinguishers in two ways:

  1. As an article for transport to which the provisions of the ADR apply
  2. And as safety equipment required to be carried by vehicles transporting dangerous goods.

This fact file provides guidance on both areas.

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Fact file 79: Class F fires

Created to help understand what Class F fires are, why a specific standard was introduced, and how to choose and install the correct class F fire extinguisher.

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Fact File 81: Fire extinguishers and electrical risks

Provides information on references relating to fire extinguishers on electrical risks in standards.

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Environmental guidance: Gaseous Fire Extinguisher Disposal

Covers environmental issues relating to gaseous agents in fire extinguishers. Covers applicable legislation, how to handle the extinguishers/gaseous media on site and examines available options for collection and disposal.

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Environmental guidance: Powder fire extinguisher disposal

Advice on environmental challenges posed by firefighting powder, primarily in regard to fire extinguishers. Covers applicable legislation, how to handle extinguishers/powder at the customer’s site and outlines available options for collection and disposal.

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