Are you prepared for a house fire?
There are many precautions you can take to help safeguard your home and your
loved ones from the threat of fire in the home.
Download the home fire safety checklist to find out how you rate when it comes to
home fire safety. If you’re unable to answer ‘yes’ to most of the checklist questions,
then you increase your risk of a fire breaking out in your home.
Keep the checklist on the fridge as a reminder of what you can do to help keep your home safe.
Home fire safety tips
- Never leave cooking, heaters, open fires or candles unattended
- Don’t overload power boards
- Keep electrical appliances in good working order
- Ensure cigarette ash and butts are extinguished. Never smoke in bed
- Do not dry clothing less than one metre from heaters
- Clean lint filters on clothes dryers after every use and always let dryers
complete the cool-down cycle
- Store all matches and lighters out of reach of children
- By law, every home must have at least one working smoke alarm installed
on each level of the house. Clean and test your alarms regularly and make
sure they are working
- Install a fire extinguisher and fire blanket and know how to use them
- Have a home fire escape plan and practise it regularly
- Never deadlock yourself inside the house. Keep keys in the lock when you
are at home