Track updates
iconCreated with Sketch.

AS 2444-2001


Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets — Selection and location

Specifies the criteria for the selection of portable fire extinguishers and the requirements for their application, location and distribution.
Published: 09/11/2001
Pages: 29
Table of contents
Cited references
Content history
Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 Referenced and related documents
1.3.1 Referenced documents
1.3.2 Related documents
1.4 Definitions
2 Selection of portable fire extinguishers
2.1 General
2.2 Classification and rating
3 Location of portable fire extinguishers
3.1 General
3.2 Extinguisher location
3.3 Extinguisher location signs
3.3.1 Sign size
3.3.2 Location signs
3.3.3 Sign location
3.3.4 Mounting height
3.4 Visibility
3.5 Support
3.6 Cabinet or enclosure
3.7 Record of type and disposition
3.8 Fire points
3.8.1 Fixed fire point
3.8.2 Mobile fire point
3.9 Environment
4 Distribution of portable fire extinguishers in buildings
4.1 General
4.2 Class A fire risks
4.2.1 Primary extinguisher protection
4.2.2 Complementary extinguisher protection
4.3 Class B fire risks
4.3.1 Extinguisher protection only
4.3.2 Complementary extinguisher protection
4.4 Complementary protection
4.4.1 General
4.4.2 Significant switchboards
4.4.3 Office electrical and electronic risks
4.4.4 Cooking oils and fats
5 Selection and distribution of portable fire extinguishers in vehicles and small craft
5.1 General
5.2 Remote areas
5.3 Accessibility
5.4 Selection factors
6 Selection and location of fire blankets
6.1 General
6.2 Selection
6.3 Location
6.4 Fire blanket location signs
6.4.1 Sign size
6.4.2 Sign location
6.4.3 Mounting height
6.4.4 Location signs
6.5 Mounting
Appendix A
A1 General
A2 Classification and rating
A3 Factors affecting selection
A3.1 Physical factors
A3.2 Health and safety factors
A3.3 Human factors
A3.4 Training factor
A3.5 Selection for domestic and residential application
Appendix B
B1 Scope
B2 General
B3 Water
B3.1 Description
B3.2 Environment
B3.3 Physical action and reaction
B3.4 Advantages
B3.5 Disadvantages
B3.6 Suitability
B4 Wet chemical
B4.1 Description
B4.2 Environment
B4.3 Physical action and reaction
B4.4 Advantages
B4.5 Disadvantages
B4.6 Suitability
B5 Foam
B5.1 Description
B5.2 Environment
B5.3 Physical action and reaction
B5.4 Advantages
B5.5 Disadvantages
B5.6 Suitability
B6 Powder
B6.1 Description
B6.2 Environment
B6.3 Physical action and reaction
B6.4 Advantages
B6.5 Disadvantages
B6.6 Suitability
B7 Carbon dioxide
B7.1 Description
B7.2 Environment
B7.3 Physical action and reaction
B7.4 Advantages
B7.5 Disadvantages
B7.6 Suitability
B8 Vaporizing liquid
B8.1 Description
B8.2 Environment
B8.3 Physical action and reaction
B8.4 Advantages
B8.5 Disadvantages
B8.6 Suitability
B9 Fire blanket
B9.1 Description
B9.2 Environment
B9.3 Physical action and reaction
B9.4 Advantages
B9.5 Disadvantages
B9.6 Suitability
Cited references in this standard
Maintenance of fire protection equipment, Part 1: Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets
Automatic fire sprinkler systems (known as the SAA Code for Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems)
Portable fire extinguishers, Part 2: Specific requirements for water type extinguishers
Automatic fire detection and alarm systems, Part 5: Manual call points
Gaseous fire-extinguishing systems
Content history
DR 97030
AS 2444-2001 REC:2021
Inclusive of GST
Available formats
iconCreated with Sketch.
Available formats
icon_export/16/closeCreated with Sketch.
Web Reader
Instantly view standards in your browser. Search, bookmark, highlight, and comment for anytime access - online and offline.
Web Reader (PDF)
View standards in PDF format in your browser. Search, bookmark, highlight, and comment for anytime access - online and offline.
Web Reader
1 user
Add to cart
visa logo
mastercard logo
amex logo