Sunday, March 13, 2022

Portable Fire Extinguishers-Toolbox "PASS" Talks

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The control of any accidental fire eruption due to any reason within the facility, the proper knowledge for the portable fire extinguisher’s maintenance, easy availability, and usage play a vital role. The staff, employees must fully be trained for its proper use in the event of any unwanted fire incident. For this reason, fire extinguisher training is very important from time to time repeatedly. Such things are important enough to need repeating. Earlier this month you were given the proper instructions on how to use a portable fire extinguisher.

All the person staff, employees, or fire control supporting personnel should make sure to remember the PASS operating technique for portable fire extinguishers. 

What Word does “PASS” stands for?

P - Pull the pin. 

Pulling the pin unlocks the operating lever or button so you can discharge the Portable fire extinguisher easily. While using the fire extinguisher, always stand at least 6 to 8 feet from the fire.

A - Aim low 

Always point the portable fire extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.

S- Squeeze the lever below the handle. 

Squeezing the Portable Fire Extinguisher’s lever discharges/releases the contents/chemical of the portable fire extinguisher. When the user of the fire extinguisher releases the lever, the discharge or release of the content or chemical stops. Some models of portable fire extinguishers have a button to press rather than a lever.

S - Sweep 

Moving carefully and safely toward the fire, always keep the portable fire extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep from side to side until the flames appear to be out.

Watch and examine the area. If the fire starts up again, repeat the Portable fire extinguisher “PASS” technique.

Portable Fire Extinguishers-Toolbox "PASS" Talks



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