How fire safe are you?

Your home

Fire safety in your home starts with you, and making sure your family and your home are protected is easier than you might think.

How fire safe are you

We’ve compiled a list of things you can do, and not do, to take charge of fire prevention and fire safety.

Know what to do if there is a fire

Depending on your home, you may need to leave your home, or you might need to stay put until you’re told otherwise.

Fire doors slow and stop the spread of fire, so it’s important to keep these closed as much as you can.

Keep communal spaces clear

We have zero-tolerance policy when it comes to items in communal areas.

And although it may seem like doormats or other small items aren’t fire hazards, we need to make sure escape routes and access routes are clear in an emergency.

Be socket safe

Don’t overload your power sockets, and use and RCD socket if you can.

Leaving your phone (or other items) charging overnight can cause them to overheat and become a fire risk, aside from being bad for the device’s battery.

Don’t put yourself at risk

Everyday chores like cooking and doing the laundry can be mundane, but it’s important to do them safely.

This includes not hanging washing over heaters or radiators, and not leaving items on the stove or in the oven unattended. Don’t leave your slow cooker on overnight, or while you’re not at home.

Alarms save lives

Whether you have battery-operated or hard-wired smoke detectors, it’s important to check they are working correctly each month, and they have new batteries every 6 months.

Keep up to date on everything we’re doing, and everything you can do, about fire safety on our online help section.

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