Staying safe this Autumn

With Halloween just around the corner, we’re reminding customers how to stay safe in their home and reduce the risks which could cause an accidental fire.

Autumn Safety

18 Oct 2023

Serious accidents can easily be prevented by following these simple tips for a safe and enjoyable Halloween.

  • Keep decorations and costumes away from heat or flames and remember to keep doors, communal areas and your escape route clear of decorations.
  • Check decorations are safe and look for damaged wires or loose connections as they could cause a fire. Ensure all electrical items have a British or European safety mark.
  • Take extra care with candles - they are extremely dangerous. If a candle tips over it could set fire to materials such as costumes, curtains, clothes and furniture and start a serious fire.
  • Use battery operated lights within homemade lanterns and pumpkins. They look realistic and they’re much safer than candles.
  • Be careful not to overload plug sockets. An extension lead or adaptor will have a limit to how many amps it can take.