Advice for older people, parents and carers

The clocks have changed, temperatures have dropped and the dark nights have closed in. With this comes greater fire risks, as people start using electric heaters, light candles and cook more hot food. Please follow our advice to keep safe this winter.

Fire safety at home in winter

Winter safety advice for older people

Winter safety advice for carers

Fire safety

There are many hazards in the home which pose a fire risk. Check your Christmas tree lights are in good condition, turn them off before you go out or go to bed. Watch the video to see how faulty Christmas tree lights can cause a fire. 

For more advice and information, visit the fire safety at home page.