Our responsibility

 Follow safety regulations

 We ensure your property is fitted with smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room with a solid fuel burning appliance

 Check you have access to escape routes at all times

 Make sure any furniture and /or furnishings supplied by us are fire safe 

Your responsibility

 To ensure your property is free from any potential fire hazards

 To check and test your smoke alarms are working as intended. If your smoke alarms is not in working order, please advise a member of the housing team who will be able to assist

“There are close to 60,000 house fires every year in the UK. Most are caused by electrical equipment misuse and cooking appliances

Other tips

 always double check the cooker is off when you've finished cooking

 avoid cooking when under the influence of alcohol or drugs

 keep electronics (leads and appliances) away from water

 do not use portable heaters for drying laundry

 do not overload electrical sockets

 be careful when lighting candles and tea lights, and make sure you keep them away from flammable materials, such as curtains, blankets, etc

 keep matches and lighters out of children's reach

 never smoke in bed