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How to stay safe this Christmas!

14 December 2020

Dashing through the snow

In a one-horse open sleigh

Sounds like something from a few years back… Let’s try it again.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Toys in every store

But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be

On your own front door

Sure, it’s Christmas once more

Yes, much better!


You might think that this year Christmas won’t be the same and it most likely won’t, but a few things never change, even in the most unexpected times:

Christmas tree is up before 1st December

Log burner is keeping you warm

Boiler is up and running

Turkey is ordered

Presents are piling in every secret corner of the house

Gingerbread biscuits in the oven and hot chocolate in hands

Mulled wine on the stove

Settling on the sofa to tick all the Christmas films off the list or crafting cards for a personal touch, let us not forget about your safety.


If you have a real tree, make sure it is watered and make sure the extension lead is not over-loaded with all of the lights adorning the branches! Aren’t we all guilty of it?

Make sure that the log burner and boiler are covered by having Carbon Monoxide alarms installed. You can’t see, taste or smell Carbon Monoxide, so having an alarm will help prevent any potential accidents.

When you’re so into ‘Home Alone’ and forget about the biscuits in the oven, a working Smoke alarm will let you know they’re burning! Oh no! Just put a new batch in, set the timer and relax knowing that everyone is safe at home.


Christmas might be different this year, but safety is our priority. Therefore – test your alarms monthly, replace it when it says so on the side of the unit and dust away those cobwebs, at least before the festive period gets into full swing. And please, for the sake of Santa, don’t take batteries out of the alarms for toys, be prepared and get some extra beforehand!


Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Let your heart be light

From now on

Our troubles will be out of sight

Enjoy and be safe this festive season!