Ways to prevent fire
Excerpted from Period
Living and Traditional Homes.
smoke alarms and make sure they have a BS kitemark. Test
monthly and change batteries annually.
fires are the most frequent type of fire - take care and
never leave the stove unattended.
use a proper candleholder, and keep candles away from draughts,
or anything flammable.
portable heaters away from furniture, furnishings and flammable
items, and switch them off every time you leave the house.
a fixed fire guard to place around an open fire.
use a hot or sparking power tool, and don't leave a soldering
iron, or any DIY equipment on and unattended.
night, before you go to bed, unplug all electrical items
not in use.
use correctly rated fuses in all electrical appliances.
using multi-way plug socket adapters, if possible.
run electrical cables/leads under carpets