Perth Home Owners - Stay Fire Safe This Christmas

Christmas in Perth is a wonderful time of the year. We want you and your family to remain safe and avoid the many hazards that are present in this holiday season.

We have put together some helpful advice and tips to help you to be prepared for n emergency.

Candles
Candles are very popular for the Christmas season. It is important to always be careful when placing candles in your home. Make sure they are put in a proper candle holder and away from anything flammable such as curtains, papers or fabrics. Never leave a candle unattended and make sure they are kept well away from pets and children.

Decorations
When decorating your home it is important to ensure that you do not attach decorations to fires, heaters or any other heat source. Keep away from candles and fire places.

Christmas Trees
Live Christmas trees can be very dangerous. Check your tree lights for electrical safety and if you have a real Christmas tree make sure it is regularly watered. Do not leave your tree lights on over night. Here is a video you MuST Watch on how quickly fire can spread: https://youtu.be/ZLHhG65fLeY

Fairy Lights
A popular problem that causes fire is that many people overload their power sockets with too many plugs. This can easily cause fires. If too many electrical appliance are drawing power then the socket can start overheating and catch fire. Make sure power leads are not damaged or frayed, keep leads away from where they can be pulled or tripped on. If you find any bulbs have blown then replace them. Don’t leave your fairy lights on when you are sleeping or when you go out. Keep bulbs away from anything that might bur easily.

Make Sure You are Prepared For an Emergency - Fire Safety Products
Fire Extinguishers Perth recommend that you always have a fire blanket and fire extinguisher in your home. By having these handy you will be able to smother and prevent a flame from spreading if a fire did occur.

Make Sure You Have a Well Stocked First Aid Kit in Your Home
With so many distractions during the festive period it is very possible an accident can occur. Common injuries include cuts, burns, bruises and breakages. A fully stocked first aid kit can be invaluable at this time. Please look at our selection of first aid kits here.

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