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Fire safety and Coronavirus: your lockdown to-do list

Public health advice to stay at home during the Coronavirus pandemic means that most of us will be spending more time at home in the coming months.

If you want to make sure your home is as safe from fire risks as possible, go through the points below while looking around your home.

Tick any items you need to consider or carry out. You can download the list at the end to keep as a reminder.

If you need help or advice on quitting, contact the Smokefree National Helpline on 0800 022 4332

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Head into your kitchen and look around. Is there anything that could catch fire near the hobs?

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Walk around your home and see if you can spot any candles, incense or naked flames.

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If that’s the case you can get advice from GOV.UK Try not to heat your home in an unsafe way.

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Have a good look around your home at the plug sockets, chargers and any wiring you can see, and visit our Total Recalls page.

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That’s even more important if you are feeling unwell - when you might be less able to react or escape from a fire.

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Think about how you would leave your home if there was a fire. Consider your route in the middle of the night, and how it might be different during the day if you're all in different parts of your home.

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Many fires happen at night, when most people are sleeping. You can further reduce the risk in your house by carrying out some simple checks before you go to bed.

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Finished?

If you’re still concerned about fire safety in your home, you may request a Home Fire Safety Visit where we can visit and provide personalised advice. However, due to current guidelines around social distancing and self-isolation we’ll need to ask you a few extra questions to check it’s safe for both you and our crews.

You can also download the to-do list above to keep as a reminder:

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