Sight difficulties

If you, a family member, friend, or someone you care for is blind or has sight loss – follow our practical fire safety advice.

Fire safety for people with sight difficulties

In an emergency

In the event of a fire, if it is difficult for you to call 999 yourself, ask someone to do it for you or use one of the services below.

Don’t attempt to tackle the 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 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.

You can request a larger print or Braille version of the fire safety booklet, let us know when booking a Home Fire Safety Visit, or contact us online.

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