Reduce the risk of fires – and get a FREE Home Fire Safety Check Tuesday 25 June 2019

The advent of smoke alarms, fire safety doors and, in some properties, sprinklers are all helping to reduce the risk of fire in our homes.

Reduce the risk of fires – and get a FREE Home Fire Safety Check

In days gone by, overheating chip pans were considered to be a top fire risk. Today, they still are, but have also been joined by newer risks, such as from overheating laptops or other electronic devices.

Here are some tips to help keep you, your family, and your home safe from fire.

And also discover how to take advantage of a free Home Fire Safety Check.

Electronic devices

  • An unattended laptop, tablet or other electronic device can overheat and set fire to furnishings. Don’t leave yours switched on and unattended, for example, on any soft furnishing such as a sofa or a duvet on your bed. Always charge your devices, including your phone on a solid base. Never charge your phone on or under your pillow.


  • Take care when cooking: don’t have anything near the cooker that could catch fire. Use a timer to remind you to check whatever you’re cooking at regular intervals.

Open flames & heaters

Always use a fireguard. Don’t leave candles unattended in a room, or near anything that could catch fire.

Night-time routine

Every night, close internal doors and switch off appliances and unplug them. Keep a mobile phone and mobility aids close by.

Plan your escape route

Keep it clear of obstacles at all times. Make sure that everyone knows where it is. Keep your keys to the front door handy, though out of the way of burglars.


• Ensure you have a working smoke alarm – report any faults to Grŵp Cynefin

• Put cigarettes out properly and never smoke in bed

• Don’t overload plug sockets. Never use a socket if it is wet

• Store electric blankets flat or rolled up

All tenants are eligible for a free Home Fire Safety Check

North Wales Fire & Rescue Service officers will accompany you round every room in your property to make you aware of potential fire risks and advise you what to do to reduce or prevent them.

While all new Grŵp Cynefin tenants are referred for a safety check, existing tenants can ask for a free home fire safety check too.

Still unsure?

If you’re unsure about any aspect of safety in your home, contact your housing officer on 0300 111 2122.

Tumble Dryers

Some tumble dryers made by Whirlpool are being recalled. Please check the following websites to see if your tumble dryer is one of those affected:

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