Standard dry powder extinguishers are also called ‘ABC’ extinguishers because they tackle class A, B and C fires, however they are not recommended for use in enclosed spaces. This is because the powder can be easily inhaled, and also the residue is very difficult to clean up after. ABC powder extinguishers can also be used on some electrical fires. Specialist dry powder extinguishers are used for flammable metals.

    Dry powder extinguishers smother fires by forming a barrier between the fuel and the source of oxygen.

    Use for:
    – Organic materials such as:
    o Paper and cardboard
    o Fabrics and textiles
    o Wood and coal
    – Flammable liquids, like paint and petrol
    – Flammable gases, like liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and acetylene
    – Fires involving electrical equipment up to 1000v

    Specialist dry powder extinguishers are only used on flammable metals, such as titanium and magnesium.

    Types of premises/business who may need Dry Powder extinguishers:
    – Businesses using flammable gases for chemical processes
    – Premises where welding and flame cutting takes place
    – Garage forecourts
    – Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) dispensing plants
    – Premises with large, commercial boiler rooms, motobikes and private vehicles





Pursuit to outbreak of COVID-19 disease in Kenya and in compliance with MoH in Kenya, Nairobi Safety Shop Limited wishes to reiterate  our commitment in ensuring safety for all. Its on this domain that we advise our clients to ensure they  maintain social distancing, wash hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds , sanitize with alcohol based sanitizers and where possible stay at home. While visiting our stores note all clients are advised to fully maintain social distancing failure to which they will not be served.

We also wish to notify our clients that we have fully partnered with WHO ,MoH   and other stake holders to supply quality and appropriate PPE’s  and other Safety Supplies and offering necessary safety advise to our clients. Therefore we remain open until further communicated. Our offices and stores/shop remain be opened Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Thank you and stay safe.