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extinguishers in well ventilated areas because they reduce the amount of oxygen in the air and can be harmful if used in confined spaces. When using CO2 fire extinguishers with a “swivel horn”, be careful not to hold the extinguisher by the horn. As the CO2 is re- leased, ice rapidly forms on the horn and your skin may get frozen and burnt as a result. Dry Powder Extinguishers. Dry Powder Extinguishers. Method of Use Suitable for use on fires involving wood, cloth, paper, plastics and liquids such as grease, fats, oil (not chip pan fires) and petrol. Dry Powder extinguishers do not have a cooling effect, consequently, they are not recommended for use where there is a high risk or re-ignition. Point the nozzle at the base of the flames and, with a quick sweeping motion, drive the fire away from you until all the flames are out. Use Dry Powder extinguishers in well ventilated areas because they reduce the amount of oxygen in the air, reduce visibility and may cause respiratory distress through inhalation of dry powder parti- cles suspended in the air if used in confined spaces. Method of Use Suitable for use on fires involving wood, cloth, paper, plas- tics and liquids such as grease, fats, oil (not chip pan fires) and petrol. Dry Powder extinguishers do not have a cooling effect, consequently, they are not recommended for use where there is a high risk or re-ignition. Point the nozzle at the base of the flames and, with a quick sweeping motion, drive the fire away from you until all the flames are out. Use Dry Powder extinguishers in well ventilated areas because they reduce the amount of oxygen in the air, reduce visibility and may cause respiratory distress through inhalation of dry powder particles suspended in the air if used in confined spaces. Stay Ahead with Securitas Ireland - April 2019 | 19