Keeping safe in the kitchen during Christmas


    Most house fires occur in the kitchen, 89% of these happened while the victims were in another room. This Christmas make sure you are aware of what is happening in the kitchen.

    Nearly two thirds of all domestic fires happen because of cooking. The kitchen is the single most dangerous place in your home, and time and time again it is the same problems that cause fires. If you know about those problems, the chances are you will be less likely to have a fire in your kitchen.

    - The most important point about cooking is to avoid being distracted. Most kitchen fires occur when people leave things unattended.

    - If you’re called away from the cooker by the phone or by someone at the door, take pans off the heat. It’s the easiest thing in the world to forget about them.

    - Don’t cook if you’re affected by alcohol or prescription drugs.

    - Turn saucepan handles so they don’t stick out where they can be accidentally knocked and aren’t over another hot ring.

    - Keep the oven door shut.

    - Don’t put oven gloves or tea towels down on the cooker after you’ve used them.

    - Always clean the grill pan after using it.

    Christmas can be a busy time in any household, make sure you take care when cooking and keep small children out of the kitchen when it gets busy.

    Make sure you take the time to ensure you have the necessary fire safety equipment in your home and test your smoke alarms when you are putting all your Christmas decorations up!

    If you’re looking for fire safety equipment for your home, visit:

    T: 0330 999 2233

    References: Inside Housing

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