Just curious as to how many of us have a Fire Extinguisher in our workshop,
I have two fire extinguishers which I keep near the entrance to my workshop, one is a small dry powder for electrical or liquid fires and the other is a large 9 litre water extinguisher. There is also a water tap with long garden hose just outside the workshop. So far I have never had to use them, but its good to know that I have something should a fire start.
I think good housekeeping in the workshop is another way to minimize the risk of fire as well as many other hazards, A good dust collector that captures the fine dust and wood-chips is a must in any workshop, primarily so we don't breath in the fine dust particles and also to keep the workshop clean.
Al, great topic---thanks for posting.
I have 2 dry chemical fire extinguishers in my garage/shop---a smaller 3lb size near the side entry door, and 5lb size unit, near the main entry door.
Also, a water hose, fitted with a ''quick-connect'' to a quick opening spigot, just outside the garage door entry.
The hose opposite end is equipped with a ''rapid on-off'' nozzle---that provides quick adjustment from a fan spray pattern to a jet stream pattern--- akin to a fire department hose nozzle.
A smoke alarm, is located above the side entry door.
I keep a 5 gal bucket with lid, near the garage door, that contains a couple old bath size dry towels.
The towels can quickly be saturated with water, from the hose, and the water soaked towel(s) placed/tossed over smaller flames, smoldering material, or the like.