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Advice and help to keep you safe in your home.

Everyone should feel safe in their own home. Here are some steps you can take to make sure that your home is as safe as possible: 

  • ensure you have a working smoke alarm in your home
  • plan escape routes, keep exits clear and know where your door and window keys are kept should you need them in an emergency
  • don't overload electrical sockets - use one plug in one socket and use an extension lead for additional appliances
  • switch off appliances at the wall when not in use
  • keep matches and lighters out of children's reach
  • when using candles put them on a heat-proof holder or dish and keep them away from flammable items, such as wallpaper, curtains etc - never put candles on top of TVs
  • never leave cooking unattended even just to answer the phone
  • don't smoke in bed
  • keep chimneys and flues clean and well maintained - ensure your chimney is swept regularly
  • if you have an open fire, make sure embers are under control and put out properly and always use a fire guard

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