What is a home fire safety visit?

Home safety visits are a proven way of improving the level of fire safety in the community. It is an opportunity to reach out to the residents, teach them about fire-safe practices, test and install smoke alarms. Vision 20/20 is working with organizations to help develop tools that you can use when doing these visits.

What is a home safety visit?

By taking some simple precautions you can prevent a fire from happening – making everyone in your home a lot safer. During a visit, our officers will visit you at home, and provide fire safety advice suited to your individuals needs and home.

How do you get a fire safety check?

Requesting a visit

  1. call us free on 0800 028 4428.
  2. email smokealarms@london-fire.gov.uk.
  3. text/SMS 07860 021 319.

What is basic home fire safety?

Never leave cooking or any other open flame including candles or oil burners unattended. Clean the lint filter of your clothes dryer each and every time you use it. Never smoke in bed and take extra care if consuming alcohol whilst smoking. In Winter take extra care when using heaters, electric blankets or open fires.

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What is a fire safety checklist?

Only working smoke alarms save lives.

Change alarm batteries once a year, at the same time each year. Test your alarm every month by pressing the test button and listening for the beep. Keep your alarm dust free – clean it at least once a year. Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.

What fire safety equipment should I have in my house?

Important fire and overall safety products for your home include a fire escape ladder, smoke detectors, a fire extinguisher, fire blankets and carbon monoxide alarms.

Can I replace smoke detector myself?

Replacing a hard-wired smoke detector is almost as easy as replacing a battery-powered version. New alarms are inexpensive. If your old alarms are connected to three wires as shown here, that means the alarms are interconnected — when one alarm detects smoke, they all howl.

What is a fire safety risk assessment?

What is a Fire Risk Assessment? A careful look at your premises and the people who use them, from a fire prevention perspective. It’s about understanding the potential risks, then improving your fire safety precautions to keep people safe.

Will the local fire department change my smoke alarm batteries?

Here’s something else you may not know: Your local fire department will probably come out to your house to inspect your smoke detectors. Some will even change the batteries or replace faulty smoke detectors for you, at no additional charge.

What are 3 common causes of accidental fires in people’s homes?

Did you know?

  • Electrical appliances and faults cause almost 40% of home fires.
  • The use of heaters, cigarettes and candles are common causes of fires.
  • You’re twice as likely to die in a home fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm.
  • The use of heaters, cigarettes and candles are common causes of fires.
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Who is most at risk of fire?

People aged 60 years or over are considered to be the age group most at risk from fire hazards since any impairment of mobility will increase vulnerability as it impacts on the ability to, and speed of, escape.

What are some fire safety tips?

Top Tips for Fire Safety

  1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  2. Test smoke alarms every month. …
  3. Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  4. If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP.
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