Fire fighting equipment should be provided in all areas. All fire fighting equipment should be maintained annually by a competent person.
ONLY FIGHT A FIRE IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.
At least one 9-litre water extinguisher should be provided per floor. As a general guide, one 9-litre water extinguisher, or the equivalent, should be provided for every 200 square metres of floor area. The distance a person has to travel to reach an extinguisher or hose reel should not exceed 30 metres. Hose reels should reach to within six metres of the extent of the floor area they are intended to cover.
Specialist extinguishers should be located in areas deemed to offer significant or unusual risks.