Stay Home Stay Safe
With more of us spending extra time at home over the next few weeks, either through home working, self-isolating or social distancing and with the added distractions that can bring we’d like to give you some safety advice and tips to help you stay home and stay safe.
- Smoke alarms are essential items! They can help give you and your family a few minutes warning if a fire breaks out in your home. You should fit smoke alarms on every level of your home and test them regularly by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.
- If you’re working from home take care with laptops and chargers. Don’t overload sockets, make sure you use laptops on hard surfaces so they don’t overheat and unplug mobile and tablet chargers when you’ve finished using them.
- With everyone being at home there may be more distractions when you’re trying to cook. Don’t leave pans or grills unattended and keep an eye on children if they are helping out in the kitchen.
- You might be tempted to burn some garden rubbish especially with local household recycling centres being shut. Please think carefully before you do, with more people being at home your smoke could cause an issue for neighbours, make sure you don’t have fires close to trees, hedges, fences or sheds and don’t have them on windy days when the fire could spread more easily.
You can find lots more safety advice on our website www.northyorksfire.gov.uk. We’ll also be doing a live broadcast on our YouTube channel Wednesday 1st April at 1pm where we’ll be giving home fire safety advice as well as advice to businesses https://www.youtube.com/user/northyorksfire
We also know that you might be looking for ways to keep children entertained over the next few weeks so we’re running a poster competition.
The entry needs to be on A4 paper and needs to promote keeping safe at home covering one of the topics below:
- electrical safety
- bedtime routines
- escapes plans
- smoke alarms
There’s lots of information on our website www.northyorksfire.gov.uk that can be used to help with the message. Poster entries should be emailed to email@example.com by 24th April 2020. You can always send us a photo pf the poster if that’s easier.
Please include the first name and age of the artist on the front and address and the contact details of a grown up on the back so we can contact the winner, and runner ups.