Fires are more likely to start in your kitchen than any other room in your home, but on this page, you can find out more about staying fire safe while you cook. From the right kind of alarm, through to practical advice about safety in the kitchen, a quick read now could make all the difference when it really matters.
One of the best ways to stay safe is to install the right alarm. Smoke alarms are a great choice for many rooms, but are less suitable for steamy, sometimes-smoky kitchens. Instead, we recommend a heat alarm that detects changes in temperature.
If you're not sure if you – or someone you care for – has the right smoke and heat alarms in place to keep safe, why not book a free home fire safety visit? We can come to your home and provide lots of help and advice on fire prevention.
With bubbling pans, open flames and maybe a little one or a pet underfoot, kitchens are potentially dangerous places. Here are our top tips to reduce fire risks:
Always keep an eye on children and pets in the kitchen: don't leave them unsupervised; put matches away; and keep saucepan handles out of reach.
If clothes have caught fire, don’t run. Try and remember ‘stop, drop, roll' – which means:
It only takes a few minutes to check your home and get tailored advice for your family.