Christmas Fire Safety Tips

Here are some crucial fire safety tips from the Eversafe team, to help keep you safe over the festive period

Inspect and Maintain Decorations:

Check all lights and decorations for damage before use.

Replace any frayed wires or damaged sockets.

Use only lights and decorations that are labelled as flame-resistant or flame-retardant.

Choose Safe Decorations:

Opt for decorations made of non-combustible or flame-resistant materials.

Keep decorations away from heat sources, such as fireplaces, radiators, and heaters.

Water the Christmas Tree:

If you have a live tree, keep it well-watered to prevent it from drying out and becoming a fire hazard.

Keep the tree stand filled with water and monitor water levels regularly.

Position the Christmas Tree Safely:

Place the tree away from heat sources, including radiators, fireplaces, and heating vents.

Ensure the tree does not block doorways or exits.

Use Flameless Candles:

Consider using battery-operated or flameless candles to reduce the risk of fire.

If you use real candles, never leave them unattended, and keep them away from flammable materials.

Never Overload Electrical Outlets:

Avoid overloading electrical outlets or power strips with too many lights or decorations.

Follow manufacturer recommendations for the number of strands that can be connected.

Turn Off Decorations Overnight:

Turn off all Christmas lights and decorations before going to bed or leaving the house.

Be Mindful of Fireplace Safety:

Use a fire/spark guard.

Do not burn wrapping paper or other flammable materials in the fireplace.

Have a Fire Extinguisher Handy:

Keep a fire extinguisher in an easily accessible location, and make sure everyone in the household knows how to use it.

As always, test your smoke alarms and plan your escape, so you are always prepared if a fire were to occur in your home.

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas from all the team at Eversafe.