Written by Désiré Roberts
HO HO HO! Merry Christmas!
In the light of the Christmas spirit, we wanted to share some Christmas joy and wish everyone a fantastic holiday. But we also want you to be safe, so please read through these fire safety guidelines to remember how to stay safe this Christmas!
🎅🏼 Test your smoke alarms monthly – and remember to change the batteries if you haven’t for a while.
🎅🏼 Check that your Christmas lights are compliant and carry the British Safety Standard sign!
🎅🏼 Never place candles near a Christmas tree or materials that are flammable.
🎅🏼 Do not leave your cooker unattended – keep an eye on that turkey!
🎅🏼 Do not cook when under the influence or sleepy.
🎅🏼 Always have a fire plan, and make sure to inform your guests and anyone staying with you for the holidays.
🎅🏼 Put out cigarettes properly and don’t just throw them in a dustbin.
🎅🏼 Don’t hang decorations on heaters or lamps/lights.
🎅🏼 Don’t leave candles unattended or in the reach of children – hide the matches too!
🎅🏼 Always switch off your Christmas lights before you go to bed.
🎅🏼 Never overload your electrical sockets.
🎅🏼 Store fireworks safely and always keep a bucket of water nearby when using them.
🎅🏼 Be careful when around fire places and open fires. Clothing is flammable.
🎅🏼 Always check on your older relatives and neighbours as they are at greater risk from fire, and make sure they are practicing fire safety at home.
We wish everyone the very best, safest Christmas 🎄
And remember to check in on those who are more affected by the holiday season.