Fire Safety Tips For The Festive Period
Christmas is a time for giving, eating, and enjoying good company, but there are also many fire risks during the festive season. The excess decorations, Christmas trees, and candles are a safety hazard if not positioned or put up correctly. Many people will try to stay warm in various ways, especially with the current cost of living crisis, so you must do it safely. Here are some causes of fires and fire safety tips to prevent them this Christmas season.
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Christmas trees are beautiful and a big part of everyone’s Christmas celebrations, but they do pose a fire risk. When choosing a real tree, make sure it is well-watered and dry because that is when problems begin to occur. If you choose an artificial tree, make sure it is fire-resistant. This is an easy way to guarantee the safety of you and your family.
Candles pose a big risk to fire safety in the home. Candles are attractive and come in a variety of lovely holiday scents, but they can also be hazardous. They should never be left unattended, even if you are in another room, and they should never be placed close to any curtains or other decorations. One way to prevent this is to switch to LED candles. LED Candles do not pose any risks, but still, produce a pleasant and cosy atmosphere.
On New Year’s Eve, you might light off some fireworks as the new year approaches. Make sure you are being careful and have safety measures in place! If you are using sprinklers, wear gloves. Keep naked flames such as cigarettes, away from the fireworks. Ensure that surroundings are made safe before leaving. Direct the fireworks away from individuals. These may seem easy, but forgetting them can result in injuries!
It’s crucial to avoid overloading your sockets, especially extension leads, even though you have your holiday lights and other appliances plugged in. These may result in electrical problems and fires. Additionally, it’s crucial to check your lights each time you use them to make sure they aren’t broken or defective.
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without lots of delectable food and family gatherings, so most people typically cook more during this time. To ensure your safety, you should therefore take extra care when taking risks. Keep in mind that you should never leave your hob unattended and that you should keep these areas free of any towels or packaging that could catch fire easily. Get a fire blanket and keep it in your kitchen. It won’t take long to figure out how to use it, and if something goes wrong, you’ll have peace of mind.
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