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Bedtime Routine

Bedtime Routine closing doors

Before you go to bed it is very important to make simple checks. These will only add a couple of minutes to your day but will significantly reduce your risk of a fire.

What NOT To Do

  • Do not leave the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher on overnight or unattended
  • Do not charge mobile phones, tablets/laptops or e-cigarettes/vape sticks overnight
  • Do not smoke in bed, it is best to quit, but if you cannot, try swapping cigarettes for an e-cigarette

What TO Do

  • Close internal doors to prevent smoke spreading if a fire starts
  • Turn off and unplug electrical appliances unless they are designed to be left on like your fridge or freezer
  • Switch the hob and oven off at the wall
  • Turn heaters off, rake out fires and put a fire guard in place
  • Put candles, incense sticks and oil burners out and never leave them burning when you go to bed
  • Ensure cigarettes are completely out – wet them to be sure
  • Ensure escape routes are clear of anything that may slow your escape down
  • Keep door and window keys where everyone you live with can find them
  • If you or anyone else in the home has mobility issues, ensure mobility aids and methods of calling for help such as emergency pendants are close to hand in case help is needed to assist with an escape
  • Ensure you have working smoke alarms on each level of your home and test them every month
  • Consider requesting a Home Fire Safety Visit to review fire precautions within your home and receive additional advice and guidance

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