Top Safety Tips For Christmas

Be careful over Christmas, here are some top tips to stay safe over the festive holiday


  1. Check your Christmas tree lights carry the British Safety Standard sign.
  2. Never place candles near your Christmas tree or materials that can catch light easily.
  3. Test your smoke alarms monthly and only remove batteries when replacing them.
  4. Most fires start in the kitchen. Avoid leaving a cooker unattended. Avoid cooking when under the influence of alcohol.
  5. Make sure your family and visitors know how to escape in an emergency
  6. Make sure cigarettes are put out properly.
  7. Decorations can burn easily – so don’t attach them to lights or heaters.
  8. Keep candles, lighters and matches out of children’s reach. Never leave burning candles unattended.
  9. Never overload electrical sockets. Always switch Christmas lights off and unplug them before you go to bed.
  10. Take care around open fireplaces as clothes may catch fire.
  11. Take time to check on older relatives and neighbours this Christmas as they are at greater risk from fire.
  12. Store fireworks safely. Never go back to a lit firework and keep a bucket of water nearby.