Smoking in Bed
- Never leave the stove unattended.
- Check that electric cords, curtains, tea towels and oven cloths are at a safe distance from the stove top.
- Be careful of long flowing sleeves contacting gas flames.
- Do not sleep with electric blankets on or leave the house without switching them off.
- Never leave weighty objects on the bed when the electric blanket is on.
- Have your blanket checked by an authorised repairer if you suspect overheating.
- Always follow manufacturer´s instructions for care and storage.
- Inspect each blanket for wear and tear at the beginning of the cooler months.
- Always use a qualified electrician.
- Double adaptors and power-boards can overload power points.
- Install safety switches and correct fuses.
- Smoking in bed can be fatal - tiny embers can smoulder unnoticed and burst into flame much later.
- Check light fittings for heat build up.
- Discard lampshades that are close to light globes & lamp bases that can be knocked over easily.
- Ensure recessed downlights are properly insulated from wood panelling or ceiling timbers.
- Store all flammable liquids such as petrol, kerosene, methylated spirits away from heat.
- Always check the label before use and storage.
- Use extreme care when pouring.
- Always clean lint filters after each load.
- Avoid drying bras in your dryer as the underwire can get caught and start a fire.
- Never leave burning candles unattended. Do not sleep with a burning candle.
- Make sure curtains and other flammable items are well away from burning candles.
- Make sure all appliances are professionally installed.
- Check that walls and floors are insulated from heat sources.
- Be careful where you place portable appliances.
- Never leave an open fire alight when you leave the house or go to bed.
- Place a mesh guard in front of open fires.
- Have your chimney and flue cleaned annually.
- Never leave children unattended near fires and heaters.
- Clothing should not be dried close to heaters or fires.
- Warn all children about playing with fire.
- Keep all matches, lighters and candles out of reach of small children.
- Teach young children to bring matches or lighters they find to an adult immediately.
- Teach older children that matches are a tool to be used in the presence of adults.
- Brief your babysitter on your fire plan - make sure they know all exits and emergency telephone numbers. Make sure the babysitter understands fire survival techniques.