Fire risks

Smoke Alarms

People sometimes do really dangerous things without even realising. The picture strip below shows someone doing something which could put the whole family in danger. Can you explain why?

Cartoon strip showing a woman removing the battery from a smoke alarm to stop it beeping after she had burnt some toast.

Remember - A smoke alarm needs a battery to work.

It should be tested regularly and changed once a year - on a date you can easily remember.

Fire Hazards

Not all the fire risks in our homes are easy to spot. Take a look at the three pictures below. They show situations which could cause problems if a fire started. Think about what the problem could be, and how it could be fixed.

Door left open at night. Tripping hazards at the bottom of the stairs.Overloaded socket.