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Is Your Home Safe?
In the year ending June 2019, 215 people lost their lives due to a fire at home.
You are around 8 times more likely to die from a fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm in your home.
Would your smoke alarm save you?
Get the facts:
- working smoke alarms correctly positioned in your home can save your life
- make sure you test your smoke alarms at least once a month
- make sure you have smoke alarms on every floor of your home, including in each bedroom
- do not put a smoke alarm in a kitchen or bathroom
- don’t ever paint over a smoke alarm
- have a plan for how you’d leave your home if your smoke alarms go off, and make sure everyone in your home knows what it is
Did you know?
- cooking fires are the main causes of fire in the home
- every 6 days someone dies in a fire started by smoking materials
- two accidental dwelling fires a day are started by candles
- faulty electrics cause about 4,000 fires in the
Cut the risk of fire in your home
- never leave children in a kitchen cooking unattended – ideally, always stay in the kitchen, especially if you’re cooking with fat
- do not pour water onto hot fat
- keep electrical appliances clean and in good working order to prevent them triggering a fire
- use plugs safely – too many in one socket can start a fire
- when you finish a cigarette make sure it is right out – take special care when putting out cigarettes on balconies – just because you are outside doesn’t stop a fire starting
- put candles in a holder and keep them away from things that may burn – never leave them burning when you’re not in the room
- a lot of fires start at night – do some checks before you go to bed
Concerned about your or someone else’s home?
Do you rent your home?
- landlords are legally required to install smoke alarms on every floor of the properties they let as living accommodation
- you are responsible for making sure your smoke alarms are maintained – test them monthly
Are you a landlord?
- you are legally required to install smoke alarms on every floor of a property you let as living accommodation
Do you have sight, hearing or mobility issues?
- people with sight, hearing or mobility issues can be at particular risk from fire in their home.
- ask if they can offer advice on fire safety in your home – they may be able to carry out a home fire safety visit
Do you care for an elderly or disabled person?
- help test their smoke alarms
- make sure their smoke alarms are fitted in the correct places
- want more advice if they can offer advice on fire safety in your home – they may be able to carry out a home fire safety visit
Do you live in a high rise flat?
- your landlord or managing agent must take steps to prevent fires breaking out in the communal areas and to protect escape routes
- they should tell you what to do if a fire breaks out – make sure everyone in your household is aware of the fire safety procedure
- you should take steps to prevent fires from starting in the first place
- you must make sure you have enough working smoke alarms in your home
- let your landlord or managing agent know if you need help to evacuate or are unable to hear a communal fire alarm
- keep the common areas clear, and protect the escape routes from obstruction
- contact your landlord or managing agent for more advice – or your local fire and rescue service for a home fire safety visit