Newham

Fire safety

Home should be a haven at Christmas time, a place to celebrate and spend time with family and friends, with decorations, candles and twinkling fairy lights all contributing towards creating a festive atmosphere.​​​

​​Stay safe this Christmas

Make sure you monitor seasonal touches that can pose a hidden danger. Here are some tips to ensure you can keep safe at home this Christmas:

Never overload plug sockets as it can lead to overheating and cause a fire.





Always switch Christmas lights off wh​en not in the room and unplug them before going to bed.





Decorations can burn easily so don't attach them to lights or a heater.





Never leave candles unattended, near a Christmas tree or materials that can catch light easily.





Most fires start in the kitchen so avoid leaving a cooker unattended

 



Unplug switches before going to  bed.






Ensure cigarettes are put out properly.






Avoid cooking under the influence of alcohol.






Keep balconies and all communal areas free from rubbish, bicycles, electrical appliances or any clutter.





Close your kitchen door at night.






Test your fire alarm regularly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What to do if you don't have a fire alarm

If you do not have an alarm, you can fit one yourself or you can arrange for one to be fitted through the Repairs Operation Centre on 0800 952 5555 or repair.request@newham.gov.uk 

Alternatively London Fire Brigade will fit one for free as part of a home safety visit which can be booked through www.london-fire.gov.uk​
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