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Think Fire Safety: Home fire safety

Published: 3/9/2021

Follow our top tips for home fire safety!

  • Fit smoke alarms on every level of your home and test them every month.
  • If you smoke, ensure you stub your cigarettes out properly – Put it out. Right out.
  • Don’t leave cooking unattended and keep it out of reach of children.
  • Don’t overload electrical sockets and turn off electrical appliances and plugs before you go to bed or go out – apart from appliances that are designed to stay on, like freezers.
  • Keep lit candles, portable heaters and other sources of heat away from curtains and furniture and never use them for drying clothes.
  • Plan and practise an escape route and make sure everyone knows it.
  • In the event of a fire, don’t tackle the fire yourself. Get out, stay out and call 999.

Find out more fire safety information here.

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Here you will find additional fire safety information for cooking, smoking, compressed gas and scooters.

This page was last updated on 01/09/2021