Escape Drill

Make an escape plan for your home with your parents, use the downloadable Escape Route Plan to draw:

  • Each person’s bedroom
  • All windows and doors
  • All smoke alarms
  • All stairways
  • A family meeting place outside
  • All doors leading to the outside

Smoke Alarm

Have a minimum of two and test regularly.

Test your smoke alarm by:
  • Pressing the button

    OR
  • Checking that the light is on

Survey your home

Living Room

  • Have your chimney inspected every year
  • Extinguish all candles before going to bed
  • Place an effective sparkguard in front of open fires
  • Check all electrical leads and plugs for fraying or burning
  • Treat portable heaters with care
  • Do not overload sockets

Kitchen

  • Make sure an adult stays in the Kitchen whilst cooking
  • Have a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket present at all times
  • Ensure a clean non-greasy cooker at all times
  • Develop safe and sensible cooking habits

Bedrooms

  • Use hair styling appliances carefully, i.e. Hair straighteners, etc
  • Check electric blankets for wear and tear damage regularly
  • Switch off and unplug appliances before going to bed

3 Golden Rules

1

Escape Drill

Plan and practice

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2

Smoke Alarm

Have a minimum of two and test regularly

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3

Survey your home

Survey your home and implement fire safety measures

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