Top tips

Here are our five top tips for staying safe from fire in the home. See the tabs on the right to find specific safety advice for areas of your home.

 

  1. Fit a working smoke alarm on each floor of your property and test each one regularly.

  2. Make an escape plan of how to get out of your home and keep exit routes clear.

  3. Never leave cooking unattended and avoid becoming distracted while in the kitchen.

  4. Extinguish cigarettes properly into a suitable ashtray and avoid smoking in bed or where you are likely to fall asleep.

  5. Take care with candles; extinguish them before going to bed or leaving the house, place on a flat surface and keep them away from curtains and other flammable furnishings.