Do you know how to keep your home safe from fire? Do you know how to prevent a fire in the home? Would you know what to do if a fire were to start? Within this blog, we will explore these questions and give you helpful advice and tips on fire safety in the home.
It is essential to protect your home by having working smoke alarms installed throughout. Smoke alarms are the first responder in the event of a fire, so it is vital you have adequate protection.
We recommend following the British Standards, which state that heat detectors should be installed in every kitchen and smoke alarms should be installed in the circulation space on each storey, e.g. hallways and landings. A smoke detector should also be installed in the principal habitable room, such as the living room. Check to see if the Fire alarm systems in your home are compliant with the British Standards.
To lower the risk of fire in your home, regular testing and maintenance of your alarms are key. To ensure you have a working smoke alarm, you will need to understand how to test a smoke alarm effectively.
Understand how to prevent common fires in the home and practice home fire safety, by considering how to cook safely and taking care with electrics, cigarettes and candles.
Around half of house fires are caused by cooking accidents. Below are some top tips on how to prevent cooking-related fires:
With technology and electrical devices now playing a large part in our lives, our homes are more in danger from electrical fires. In fact, faulty electrics are responsible for approximately 6,000 fires in homes across the UK, every year. To keep you and your family safe and minimise the risk of electrical fires you should follow these fire safety tips:
Aside from being hazardous to your health, smoking also poses a high risk of fire in your home – there is a fatality every 6 days caused by a cigarette-related fire. The best way to prevent fires from cigarettes is to smoke outside of your home, or make sure that cigarettes are put out completely, every time. Follow these fire prevention tips to keep safe:
Although candles can create a homely, scented ambience, they should be used with caution as they are one of the most common causes of house fires. In 2020, over 200 fires in London alone were connected to the use of candles. The tips below can help you to enjoy candles safely:
Despite our best efforts, sometimes accidents can happen outside of our control. So, what should you do in the event of a fire?
We all enjoy our sleep, yet we are more at risk of a fire starting during the night. It may be useful to create an evening routine to prevent a fire-related incident:
Establishing a clear fire escape plan is important, so you know how to evacuate your home in the event of a fire. To make sure your route is effective, you must ensure:
It is also vital to know what to do if your escape route is blocked:
In the scenario of a fire starting within your home, we have five key points for you to remember:
We hope this blog has kept you up to date on how to stay safe from fire within your home. If you have any questions, please call our friendly and knowledgeable team on 01691 664100 or email@example.com.
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