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Guide Fire safety in your home

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1. Fire safety advice

  • Ensure your smoke alarms are working - test smoke alarms regularly and report any faults to our repairs team
  • Take care when cooking - especially when using hot oil
  • Use candles safely - make sure they are secured in a stable holder and never leave them to burn on their own
  • Put out cigarettes - use deep ash trays and stub them out properly - never smoke in bed 
  • Don't overload sockets - keep one plug to one socket and turn off appliances when not in use
  • Check all electrical appliances regularly
  • Plan an escape route in case you need to leave your home in the event of a fire
  • Check for fire hazards before going to bed
  • Don't tackle a fire yourself - get out of the property and call 999