Health And Safety
Fire Safety is for EVERYONE
Take a minute to remember the 3 Golden Rules that can keep you and your family safe from fire:
Prevention: The best way to be FIRE SAFE is to make sure that fires never happen.
Detection: A fire alarm that works will give you time to get everyone out of the home.
Evacuation: Get out and stay out! Help everyone leave young in a calm and safe manner.
Here are some tips to improve fire safety in the KITCHEN
Here are some tips to improve fire safety in the Living Room
It is very important that the door to the living room and all doors of the house are closed before going to bed. If there is a fire this will slow down the spread of fire and smoke.
Here are some tips to improve fire safety in the Bedroom
Many fires happen at night while people are asleep. Smoke alarms give you early warning of a fire. This gives you time to act before you and your family are overcome by dangerous smoke and fumes.Smoke alarms require very little maintenance but to ensure they operate when needed:
When fire breaks out it can spread very quickly. You and your family need to act quickly. Being prepared can save lives.
Here’s a Fire Drill you can use:
Practice the fire drill until you know it inside out
Close all doors behind you as you leave
The stairs are your primary escape route – keep them clear
If your clothes catch fire – Stop, Drop and Roll
Do not re-enter the house for any reason. Remember Get Out and Stay Out!
Phone the fire brigade from outside your home
Decide on a meeting point outside the home near where the fire brigade will arrive
If you cannot leave your home because of the smoke or fire, here is what to do:
Seal off the gaps in the door openings with sheets or towels to stop smoke from entering
Get down on the floor where the air is cleaner and cooler
Open the window and call for help
Check this website for more information on Fire Safety www.firesafetyweek.ie
Who is responsible for chimney sweeping?
This depends on the heating system in your home.
We will sweep your chimney every year if you have one of the following:
If you have gas/ oil central heating or an electric heat pump, we assume that the open fire is only a secondary form of heating. That means you are responsible for sweeping the chimney if you use the open fire. It is important to have the chimney swept to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.