By taking a few small steps to ensure your home is safe, you can minimise the occurrence of accidents, keeping you and your neighbours safe. Here are a few things you can do.
Ensure all electrics are working properly by checking them regularly. We carry out a thorough check every five years to make sure all the electrics in your home are functioning safely and properly.
- Check flexible cables for damage, wear and tear, and make sure plugs are fastened securely to cables.
- Don’t overload extension leads or sockets by plugging too many appliances in.
- Keep portable heaters and lit candles away from flammable materials like papers, curtains and furniture and never use one to dry your clothes.
- Don’t leave washing machines, tumble dryers or dishwashers running overnight or when you are out.
To keep your heating system working safely and efficiently we visit your home to check it and service it each year. This will mean your heating: is less likely to break down; runs as efficiently and is safe for you and your household.
We’ll make sure that smoke detectors are fitted in your home. Check them monthly to ensure they are working and only remove the batteries when changing them.
Help prevent falls and accidents by tidying away clutter, which can also be combustible in the case of a fire.
Do you need additional safety support?
If you have a disability or long-term health condition, making sure your home is a safe and practical place to live will help you to have more independence and stay there for longer. You can find more information on our website on how we can help.