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Fire Safety

Many house fires can be prevented by following these simple steps.

Basic Fire Safety

  1. Test your smoke alarm every week
  2. Don’t overload electrical sockets. (13 amps maximum extension leads)
  3. Don’t charge phones of devices overnight
  4. Use appliances like washers, tumble dryers and dishwashers during the day when you’re at home
  5. Don’t leave cooking unattended
  6. Keep kitchens clean and tidy
  7. Keep scarves, long hair and loose clothing aware from cooking flames and pans
  8. Switch oven and hobs off after use
  9. Keep exits and stairs clear and free from clutter
  10. Make sure candles and cigarettes are properly extinguished
  11. No smoking in bed
  12. Switch off fires and heaters before going to bed
  13. Keep phones and keys nearby at bedtime

If there is a fire

Get out and stay out. Call 999

Night Time Checklist

  1. Turn off and unplug electrical appliances, unless they’re designed to be left on
  2. Unplug phone and devices
  3. Turn heaters and fires off
  4. Turn cookers and hobs off
  5. Don’t leave washing machines, tumble dryers or dishwashers on overnight
  6. Put out cigarettes and candles
  7. Close the doors to each room
  8. Make sure exits and stairs are kept clear
  9. Keep phones and door keys nearby
  10. If there is a fire: Get out. Stay Out. Call 999

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Last updated: August 5, 2021

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