Fire Safety

Help us keep your home safe

Did you know…

  • You’re four times more likely to die in a fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm.
  • Around half of fires in the home are caused by cooking accidents.
  • At least two fires a day in the home are started by a candle.
  • Faulty electrics (appliances, wiring and overloaded sockets) cause around 6,000 fires in the home across the UK every year.
  • How we keep you safe

    As part of your annual gas safety inspection, our qualified and registered engineers check all smoke alarms in your home along with a gas cooker. If your cooker is unsafe at time of inspection it will be condemned and taken out of use.

    In communal areas within apartment blocks we conduct regular fire safety checks of alarm systems and emergency routes to ensure you can exit your home safely in the event of a fire. We also work closely with the local authority and the fire service to assess all the risks of fire safety to ensure we keep you safe.

  • How you can help

    There are a number of simple things you can do to help prevent a fire breaking out in your home and to ensure safe and quick exit if needed.

    • Test your smoke alarm regularly to ensure it is working.
    • Plan how to exit your home quickly and safely. If you live in an apartment block or similar accommodation get to know your evacuation procedure (we can help with this) and check that routes and fire exits aren’t blocked in any way (bicycles, pushchairs, etc). Switch off all your appliances and close all doors at night.
    • When cooking never leave your cooker unattended and keep anything flammable away from your cooker.
    • Always use a fire guard around open fires and heaters and make sure candles are not on or near anything that could catch fire.
    • Do not overload sockets and extension leads.
    • Take proper care to put out and dispose of smoking materials.

    If you live in an apartment type property, then you may use and have access to communal areas and balconies. If this is the case, then there are additional measures you can take to prevent the breakout of a fire.

    Please keep all communal areas clear at all times.

     

Remember these important rules

Please don’t use a BBQ on your balcony, or store gas cylinders, because of the fire risk.

Use an ash tray or bucket with water to dispose of cigarettes safely. NEVER flick cigarettes over the side of your balcony as this could cause a fire on a balcony. below. you.

Keep your balcony clear of materials and clutter which would increase risk of fire spreading more quickly.

Only use seats and tables made from non-flammable materials on balconies.

 

If you would like to find out more about how you can stay safe in your home and prevent the breakout of a fire, then visit the South Wales Fire Service website (link provided below) for more fire safety tips.

https://www.southwales-fire.gov.uk/your-safety-wellbeing/at-home/