As part of our commitment to fire safety, we have pledged our support to the Government's "Fire Kills" campaign, which aims at keeping people safe in their homes.
It's important to us that people are aware of the everyday fire risks present in the home, what they can do prevent fires breaking out and what to do in the event of a fire.
There are a few simple things you can do to prevent accidental fires in the home, such as:
- not placing candles next to flammables or leaving them unattended;
- not placing objects over electric heaters and ensuring they're turned off after use;
- being sure to turn off plugs and not overloading extensions with multiple plugs;
- not smoking in bed and being sure to stub out cigarettes properly;
- not leaving cooking unattended and turning saucepan handles inwards;
- and testing your smoke alarm weekly to make sure it's working properly.
These things might seem like common sense, but even the slightest mistake in the home could have disastrous consequences, which is why the Government's message is so clear - #FireKills.
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Research shows that some groups, such as the elderly and those with vulnerabilities, are more at risk of having an accidental fire in the home. If you have elderly or vulnerable family, friends or neighbours, help us get the message out there by sharing some of this information.
The Government have produced a wide range of education materials aimed at preventing fires in the home - we'll be sharing these on our social media pages over the coming weeks, so look out the hashtag #FireKills.
Our website is also packed full of useful tips on staying safe in the home and also on what we're doing as a responsible housing provider to ensure your safety and wellbeing. Click on the links below to learn more:
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 13:26
- Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 13:21