Fire, Flood, Storm, Tsunami & Quake Safety

Home Fire Safety Checklist

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KITCHEN

Never leave cooking unattended
Keep tea-towels and pot-holders away from the stove
Keep grills, fans and cooking surfaces

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POWER AND APPLIANCES

Make sure heaters are off before going to bed or going out
Keep clothing, curtains or toys one metre away from heaters
Never overload powerboards
Replace faulty appliance immediately

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SMOKE ALARMS

Change smoke alarm batteries every year
Test and vacuum smoke alarms monthly
Ensure you have a smoke alarm outside every sleeping area

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LIVING AREAS

Clean chimneys and flues every year
Always use a fire screen in front of an open fire
Keep candles, incense and oil burners away from anything flammable
Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children

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BEDROOM

Never smoke in bed
Don’t leave electric blankets on for more than 30 minutes
Never put weight (people, animals or objects) on your bed while the electric blanket is switched on

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CLOTHES & LAUNDRY

Clean the lint filter on your clothes dryer after each load
Let the dryer complete its cool down cycle before stopping

Know what to do if a fire starts at home

Every family needs to develop a home fire escape plan and practise it. Your plan should include two ways to escape each room of the house, and a designated safe meeting point, such as the letterbox.

If you deadlock doors when you’re at home, always leave keys in the lock to avoid becoming trapped.

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