Have you made your New Year resolution yet? What about introducing a Fire Safety ‘Bedtime routine’ – it will help keep you and your family safe at nighttime.

The London Fire Brigade state that “many fire deaths happen at night when most people are sleeping.”  That’s shocking and we all can do something about it!!!

Every home should have working smoke alarms that should wake you if a fire does break out but you can further reduce your risk by carrying out some simple checks before you go to bed – this is what London Fire Brigade suggest:

  • Close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading
  • Turn off and unplug electrical appliances unless they are designed to be left on, such as fridges and freezers
  • Do not leave electrical appliances such as mobile phones and tablet computers charging overnight
  • Check your cooker is switched off
  • Don’t leave the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher on
  • Turn heaters off, rake out fires and put a fire guard in place
  • Put candles, incense sticks and oil burners out and never leave them burning when you are asleep
  • Make sure cigarettes are completely out – it’s best to wet them to be sure
  • Never smoke in bed
  • Make sure escape routes are clear of anything that could slow you down in an emergency
  • Keep door and window keys where everyone you live with can find themEnsure mobility aids are close to hand for those who require them.

London Fire Risk Assessments advice to clients: A simple bedtime regime could make a huge difference to the Fire prevention in your home. There is no greater gift than family – so why not protect them. If you would like further information on how you can keep your family safe from Fire please contact us and we will provide you with a our Fire Safety leaflet free of charge. Contact us now on 01689 890879 or click here for our contact form