29 September 2023
Home fire safety
Taking steps now before a power cut happens can ensure you are as safe as possible
During a power cut, our firefighters can be called to fires started by candles or portable heaters.
The guidance on this page can help keep you safe during a power cut. Always try to:
Never use any cooking items designed for outdoor usage like barbecues. These devices can produce poisonous carbon monoxide.
If you are using a camping stove outdoors, never change gas cartridges indoors or near ignition sources.
During a power cut use battery-operated lights or torches as an alternative light source. If you must use candles, make sure you:
Following the guidance below can help you safely heat your home during a power cut:
Make sure any gas or paraffin lamp is used in a well-ventilated area and is not used close to curtains or fabrics. Try to use a low wattage bulb and never cover your gas or paraffin lamp with fabric.
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