It is important everyone understands the fire safety procedures, especially in blocks of flats where it is very important to always keep corridors and walkways free of obstructions.
Solid fuel appliances should be professionally installed and used safely by following some simple guidelines. You must:
- Ensure they have proper ventilation.
- Have regular safety inspections, cleaning and sweeping the chimney.
- Use the correct fuel as recommended by the manufacturer and labelled “Ready to Burn”
More info can be found in the Solid Fuel Appliances Safety Guide
Smoke and heat alarms are early warning devices. Used correctly they can give you and your family valuable extra time to escape a fire.
Carbon monoxide alarms detect the poisonous gas and provide an early warning.
More info can be found in the Smoke, fire and carbon monoxide alarms guide