All Australian worksites must have the correct Fire Extinguishers and Blankets available on their premises. There are different types of Fire Extinguishers that respond to different materials.
Water Fire Extinguishers should be used on wood, straw and paper.
Foam Fire Extinguishers work against most types of flammable liquids such as paint or petrol.
Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers are best used on electrical hazards.
Powder fire extinguishers are ideal for use on a worksite with combinations of hazards.
Wet chemical Fire Extinguishers are commonly used in kitchens to stop fires from cooking oils and fats.
Fire Blankets are made from a light-weight, fire resistant material which has been designed specifically to smother flames. Fire Blankets should be kept within easy reach (often mounted on the wall) and accessible to all employees. At Direct Trades Supply we stock Fire Blankets in different sizes to ensure we have the appropriate safety equipment for your project.
Convex mirrors have a curved surface which allow you to see oncoming traffic or people from an angle. Convex mirrors are commonly used in parking lots where visibility around a corner is poor as the mirror enables the driver to see oncoming traffic. There are different types of convex mirrors so it’s important to choose the right one for your environment. The types of mirrors can be categorized by indoor or outdoor, materials, size, installation, and properties such as UV resistant, heat resistant, fog resistant.