Countless sources of fire in our homes and gardens can cause serious burns or even start a house fire. Here are some to be especially watchful for:
- Children are fascinated by flames. Keep lighters and matches out of reach
- Ovens and gas hobs – the kitchen is a dangerous place for small children. Try to keep them out of the kitchen while cooking, or make sure they are well supervised
- Be wary of leaving electrical equipment around. Children love to watch and copy and may switch things back on without you realising.
NB: To make sure you find out about any problems with your electrical goods, register them at www.registermyappliance.org.uk. You can do this even if you have moved somewhere where a previous owner or landlord’s fridges, washing machines etc. are already in place.