You can avoid fires in your home by having a working smoke alarm. Smoke alarms are a crucial step towards protecting yourself from fire, but what would you do if it went off during the night? Have a plan ready for an emergency!
|Fit smoke alarms on every level of your home||Test the batteries in your alarm once a week. Never remove them|
|Stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully||Don't tackle fires yourself - Get out, stay out and call 999|
|Make a bedtime check of your home before you go to bed. Close inside doors at night to prevent fire from spreading||Plan an escape route and make sure everyone knows how to escape|
|Avoid leaving children alone when cooking on the hob - keep matches and saucepan handles out of their reach||Take care when cooking with hot oil|
|Don't overload sockets - try to keep one plug per socket||Ensure candles are secured in a proper holder and kept away from curtains and fabric|
Do you and everyone you live with know your safety plan?
For information on carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, visit the HSE CO Awareness website.
Doing some simple things can stop a fire starting in your home which could save your life. A smoke alarm can save your life. It will make a loud beeping noise to warn you if there is a fire. This could give you time to escape. One of the most common causes of fire is electrical. Please take a moment to review these points.