Holiday time should be a time of relaxation and fun whether you’re on holiday in the UK or abroad. Take a few minutes to ‘think safe’ whilst you are on holiday so that you only return with pleasant memories.
Before you go away make sure your house is fire safe.
- Switch off and unplug all electrical appliances that will not be used whilst you are on holiday.
- Make sure all gas appliances are turned off, empty all rubbish bins and ashtrays.
- Make sure your smoke alarms work and close all internal doors before you leave the house – if there’s a fire whilst you are away the smoke alarm may alert a neighbour or passer by, closing the doors will stop the fire from spreading causing less damage.
- Remember turn off the water at the mains and let a relative, friend or neighbour know that you are going away, if possible leave a key with them.