At home

Follow our advice to help keep you, your home and your loved ones safe.

  • Home fire safety

    Fires in homes are a significant risk. Follow our safety tips to keep your home safe from fire.

  • Escape plan

    It’s important to plan a fire escape route so that everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency.

  • Bedtime checks

    Before you go to bed, some simple safety checks can help to keep you safe. Here’s what you should be doing before bedtime.

  • Smoke alarms

    Smoke alarms can provide you with a warning that can save your life. Find out how to purchase, fit and maintain smoke alarms in your home.

  • Heating your home

    When temperatures drop and we head towards winter, it’s important to know how to safely heat your home. Find out how you can keep safe and warm during cold weather.

  • Electrical items

    To reduce the risk of an electrical fire – involving cables, plugs and sockets, electric blankets, lights or heaters – follow our safety advice.

  • Smoking, vaping and e-cigarettes

    Smoking, vaping and e-cigarettes are a significant fire risk, follow our advice to reduce your risk and stay safe.

  • Candles

    Candles can cause serious fires if misused. Here’s our advice on using candles safely including dos and don’ts and what to do if there is a fire.

  • Carbon monoxide alarms

    Carbon Monoxide (CO) fumes are silent, highly poisonous fumes, that can impact your health or cause a fire.

  • Cooking

    Most fires that we attend in the home start in the kitchen, so how can you stay safe? Our advice covers how to avoid common cooking fires and smoke alarms in the kitchen.

  • Reducing arson risk

    Arson, or deliberate fire setting, is a criminal offence that can lead to injury or loss of life. Follow our advice to help you reduce the risk of arson.

  • Emollient creams

    Find out how to stay safe from fire whilst using skin treatments like emollient creams, gels or lotions.

  • High rise flats and apartments

    As a landlord, The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 made it a requirement for responsible persons of high-rise residential buildings to provide information to fire and rescue services to help them plan for and respond to a fire in their building.

  • Balcony fire safety

    Balcony fires can be devastating as they can easily spread to adjoining properties. Follow our safety tips to keep safe when using your balcony.

  • Hoarding

    Hoarded homes can be at a higher risk of fire. Follow our advice on how to help someone who’s hoarding and reduce their risk of fire.