Fire safety in your home
We often have a lot of queries about fire safety. It’s important you know about the fire safety procedures and what you need to do in a rare event of a fire in or in the building of your home.
If there’s a fire in YOUR home…
- Leave the building
- Close all doors behind you
- Call 999.
If there’s a fire SOMEWHERE ELSE in the building…
Stay in your home.
Your instincts might tell you to run, but unless the smoke is affecting you, let the Fire Services come to you. If the smoke becomes a problem, leave the building immediately.
For extra reassurance about fire safety in your home, we recommend that you:
- Test your smoke alarm
- Check your electrical appliances, particularly chargers manufactured outside the UK.
- Please double-check your front door, which should close automatically. The front door is designed to stop the spread of fire. We know it is tempting to undo the door closers, but they are very important. You must never remove or tamper with any part of your front door or the door closer.
- Close your internal doors when you go to sleep.
- Think about what you will do if there is a fire in your home. Consider the fastest way out, who may need help to get out, and how you will raise the alarm in your home. Also ensure you think about how to call the Fire service should you need to.
- Make sure you have contents insurance.