Balcony Safety

If you have a balcony it is part of your home, so enjoy it safely. You should:

  • Never use barbecues, chimineas, fire pits or any other form of open fire on a balcony.
  • Never store or set off fireworks or flares on your balcony.
  • Remove rubbish, reduce clutter, and try and keep items on the balcony to a minimum, such as soft furnishings, flags and drying laundry.
  • Never store flammable materials on your balcony.
  • Never throw cigarettes off your balcony – they can cause a fire on someone else’s balcony. Use a suitable ashtray and dispose of the contents safely.