Places Homes is hosting our first Fire Safety Week from 28th September to 4th October 2020. We will aim to host a Fire Safety Week every year and will run alongside the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Home Safety Week.

The aim of this is to provide useful advice and information to help you stay safe in your home. The NFCC have provided some key points on fire safety which you should adhere to. Please take a minute to read these.

NFCC Key points on fire safety 

Alarms save lives and in the event of a fire they can provide precious time to escape. This is why it is important you have a working smoke alarm fitted in your home.

Please test all smoke alarms regularly (we recommend at least once a month) and if it is not working, please

  • Make sure you have at least one working smoke alarm installed in your home
  • Fires are likely to start in the most used rooms - install additional smoke alarms in these rooms
  • If your home has cooking or heating appliances which do not run off electricity, you should consider installing a carbon monoxide alarms
  • Test all alarms regularly to make sure they work
  • Ensure all appliances are installed and maintained correctly by registered and suitably qualified tradespeople
  • If your smoke alarm beeps, bleeps or chirps take a minute to check it's okay - It might just be trying to tell you it needs replacing
  • Make sure smoke alarms are not placed in dusty areas and give them a clean occasionally - dust can damage the sensor causing false alarms or your alarms not to work when you need them to
  • Call the fire service on 999 if you hear a neighbour's smoke alarm. You might just save a life.

As your housing provider, we always follow the legal requirement to keep you safe in your home. This means it is your responsibility to check the fire safety equipment installed by us meets your needs. You may wish to install more smoke and carbon monoxide alarms than the law requires us to install.

Your local Fire and Rescue Service carry out free Home Safety Checks and install free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, please contact them if you require any advice. To find your local Fire and Rescue Service, please click here.

For more information on fire safety, please click here

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