I watched a video on Thursday about using fire extinguishers. I suspect I might be unique in the class, in that I have discharged fire extinguishers in the past – and when doing this with CO2 extinguishers, I am sure we were told to hold the trigger (obviously) NOT THE HORN (obviously) and give support using a hand on the bottom of the fire extinguisher.
The video said not to hold on to the base.
My fellow students of Health and Safety suggested that this was because the extinguisher would get cold, and you don’t want your hand to stick to it but the video said to “support” the extinguisher by placing ones palm against the extinguisher about halfway down the cylinder.
Any ideas what’s going on here anyone?