HEATERS AND FIRES
Always position heaters at least one metre (3 ft) from combustibles such as furniture, curtains or clothing.
OVERLOADED OR FAULTY ELECTRICS
Be careful not to overload sockets - use the correct adaptor and do not plug as adaptor into an adaptor. Always turn off electrical appliances at the wall, and never mend cables with insulating tape.
- Fires strike when you least expect them, often during the night, so ensure that you and your loved ones have an escape plan of what to do and where to go in the event of a fire. Be aware that fire spreads quickly but it is the smoke that is the real killer. If you are asleep when a fire starts and you don;t have an alarm to wake you, your chances of surviving are zero. GET EQUIPPED. Smoke alarms are a proven lifesaver.
- Finally if you are unfortunate enough to experience a fire in your home, GET OUT, CALL US (999), STAY OUT.