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Module 4 - Key Information to Remember for Your Test!

Updated: Apr 30

If your test is on a Double Decker you MUST include upper saloon checks.


COMMON WEIGHTS


15 Passengers = 1 Tonne

30 Passengers = 2 Tonne

45 Passengers = 3 Tonne


15 Suitcases = 1/3 Tonne

30 Suitcases = 2/3 Tonne

45 Suitcases = 1 Tonne


100 Litres = 100kg (1/10 Tonne)

250 Litres = 250kg (1/4 Tonne)

500 litres = 500kg (1/2 Tonne)


MAIN TYPES OF PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS


What Each Fire Extinguisher Is By Colour:

Red - Water

Cream - Foam

Black - Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Blue - Powder


What Each Fire Extinguisher Is Used For:

Water - Wood, Cloth, Coal, Plastics, Paper, Textile and Solid Material Fires - NOT SUITABLE For all other types of fires.

Foam - Liquid Fires and Solid Materials - NOT SUITABLE For Chip and Fat Pan Fires, Electrical, Gas and Metal Fires.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - Electrical and Liquid Fires - NOT SUITABLE For Chip and Fat Pan Fires, Gas or Metal Fires.

Powder - Electrical, Gas, Liquid and Solid Material Fires - NOT SUITABLE For Chip and Fat Pan Fires or Metal Fires.


Examples Of What Fire Extinguisher Should Be Used For What Material:

Electrical - Use CO2 or Powder

Fuel - Do NOT use WATER

Tyre/Rubber - Use Water or Foam


Interior Walkround Check - Set up the cab and cockpit controls. For a double decker start your walk round check from the front of the lower saloon and work your way round the nearside to the rear of the vehicle then round onto the offside and up the stairs. Same for the upper saloon start at the front and work your way round the nearside to the rear of the vehicle then round onto the offside.


Exterior Walkround Check - Start from the nearside mirror and work anticlockwise round to the vehicle to the front.


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