Mobility difficulties

If you, a family member, friend, or someone you care for has mobility difficulties – follow our practical fire safety advice.

Fire safety for people with mobility difficulties 

In an emergency

Make sure you have easy access at all times to any mobility aids you may need, such as a walking stick, and exit routes are clear.
Make sure any stairlifts or wheelchairs are kept in good working order in case of any emergency.
Consider alternative means of escape should the electricity supply fail due to a fire.
Always keep a mobile phone next to your bed in case you need to make an emergency call.
Don’t attempt to tackle a fire yourself. Remember: get out, stay out and contact 999. 

Plan an escape route

Make sure you follow your escape plan. If you don’t have one, use our guide here to create one. 

Think about all possible escape routes in case there is a fire.

It is a good idea to practise an escape so that you feel confident you could do it in the day or at night. The best route is the normal way in and out of your home.

Keep a phone nearby in case you need to make an emergency call, if it’s a mobile, keep it charged.

Make sure all exits and escape routes are kept clear, taking into consideration any mobility aids that you use.

Book a Home Fire Safety Visit 

For advice about staying safe in your home and to arrange a Home Fire Safety Visit, contact us.

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