Fire Safety Tips & Prevention
-Avoid loose long sleeves when cooking.
-Check kettles and toasters for damaged electrical cords and thermostats.
-Use appliances that have an automatic shut-off.
-Keep a timer handy to remind you when the oven and burners should be switched off.
-If you take medication that causes drowsiness, do not use cooking appliances.
-Use a temperature-controlled electric skillet or deep-fryer for frying.
-Never leave your cooking unattended.
-Use appropriate cooking appliances and keep them clean.
-Keep a pot cover nearby to “put a lid on it” in the event of a fire.
-Fireplace: always use a fire screen, ensuring it is the appropriate size for the fireplace opening.
-Power bars should not be used to overload electrical outlets. Do not use extension cords in the place of additional outlets.
-Smokers should check furniture for fallen cigarettes or embers, which can smoulder undetected for hour before bursting into flames.
-Ensure careful use of smoking materials and extinguish in water before disposal.
-Never leave cigarettes in an ashtray unattended.
-Use ashtrays with a double rim and deep centre.
-Keep matches, lighters and lit candles out of the reach of children.
-Never leave lit candles unattended.