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Keeping children safe from fire

  • Keep matches, lighters and candles out of children’s sight and reach.
  • Never leave children alone in the home.
  • Discuss fire safety with your children and make a family escape plan – so everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire. 

Make your home fire-safe for children:

  • Keep your escape route clear of toys and other obstructions.
  • Don’t let children play with electrical items.  Use plug guards in sockets and unplug appliances that children could trip over.
  • Always use a childproof fire guard, and don’t let children play or leave toys near a fire or heater.
  • Take care when cooking -  never leave children alone in the kitchen. Turn pan handles inwards to avoid them being knocked off.
  • Use child locks on cupboards that store anything that could be used to start a fire.

More information aimed at children can be found on:

Further information on fire safety in your home