Night-time routine

Follow this checklist as part of your night time routine to reduce the chances of fire happening in your home and help protect your escape route if there is a fire.

  • Switch off and unplug all electrical appliances not designed to be left on overnight.
  • Stub out all cigarettes and always empty ashtrays. Pour water over cigarette ends before putting them in the bin outside.
  • Put fireguards around open fires.  Don’t build up the fire before you go to bed.
  • Switch off portable heaters.
  • Close all doors – it can keep your escape route free from smoke and may stop a fire spreading.
  • Make sure the main door keys are to hand.