Extra fire risks at Christmas
There are extra fire hazards in the home during Christmas, including:
- portable heaters
- open fires that haven’t been lit for a long time
- Christmas tree lights
- overloaded sockets
- Ensure that your Christmas lights comply with British Standards.
- If the cable is worn or frayed, do not use the light.
- When leaving the house at night or during the day, turn off your lights.
- Keep candles away from your Christmas tree, decorations, wrapping paper, and furniture.
- Use a heat-resistant surface and a candle holder made for candles
- Candles should never be placed under shelves.
- Keep candles out of reach of children and pets, and never leave them burning unattended.
- Don’t attach decorations to lights or heaters.
- Make sure electrical sockets are not overloaded.
- Switch off cooking appliances after use and never leave a cooker unattended. Most kitchen fires start here.
- Never smoke in bed and ensure that cigarettes are completely stubbed out.
- Keep candles, lighters, and matches out of children’s reach.
- Don’t place heaters near soft furnishings or decorations.
- Install smoke alarms on all levels of your home.
- Plan your escape route with your family and keep it clear.
- Visitors should be made aware of your fire escape plan and where the keys are kept.
- In the event of a fire, everyone should leave the property and close all doors.
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