As part of Home Safety Week (1st October to 8th October 2017) firefighters would like to warn everyone to take extra care when using electrical goods to reduce the risk of accidental fires.
With more than 15,400 fires caused by cookers and white goods in 2015/16 in England, they are issuing some timely advice to help keep you safer in your home:
When using appliances (such as dishwashers, tumble dryers, cookers and washers), please make sure they are used correctly according to instructions. This includes not leaving them running overnight or when the house is empty, if they are not designed for this purpose. Always switch off appliances, like televisions, at the plug before you go to bed.
Registering appliances (such as dishwashers, tumble dryers, cookers and washers) is extremely important – see below for information on how to register your appliances.
Make sure that ovens and grills are cleaned regularly to prevent a build up of grease or fat catching fire.
Smoke alarms are also an important device that all homes should not be without. These items can be bought quite cheaply from most DIY shops and can literally save lives, so if you haven't got at least one in your home then please take my advice and buy one.
CLICK HERE for further tips including how to register electrical goods.