Fire can kill. Make sure that you have made a Fire Action Plan for your home. It could save the lives of you and your family. Contact your local fire brigade for more information. If you live in a block of flats there is a fire action plan displayed in the communal area.
We fit smoke alarms in all our properties. Make sure that you:
- Test your alarm once a month
- Report any faults or missing alarms to us
- Replace batteries, if battery operated
What to do if there is a fire
- Raise the alarm. Don’t investigate to see if there is a fire. Shout to alert everyone in the house, get everyone together, follow your plan and get out.
- Don’t open any doors that are warm – the fire is on the other side of them.
- Don’t go back inside your home – don’t stop or go back for anything. Phone the Fire Brigade once you are out.
- If you can’t get out – get everyone together and close the door. Seal the bottom of the door with towels and bedding. Open the window and stay near it.
- Phone the Fire Brigade or shout for help so someone can phone the emergency services for you.
To keep yourself safe make sure the following actions are taken:
- Switch off appliances that are not in use
- Make sure that all plugs are wired correctly
- Check cables and plugs regularly, never use damaged ones or run them under carpets or rugs
- Never touch switches with wet or damp hands
- Never coil cables or extension leads. Ensure cables are always fully extended
If you think you smell gas:
- Don’t turn electric switches on or off
- Don’t smoke
- Don’t use naked flames
- Do turn off gas supply at the meter
- Do open doors and windows to get rid of the gas
- Call National Grid on: 0800 111 999