Sleeping safe and sound this Christmas
Christmas may be a time for family celebrations and get togethers but it’s also a part of the year when there are some very particular fire and accident risks and when normal precautions can sometimes be overlooked.
As part of their commitment to home safety the bed and mattress manufacturer Silentnight have created a special guide to highlight the main risks and give advice about how they can be avoided.
Going through the home floor by floor, it points out dangers that are specific to Christmas. For example fairy lights present the possibility of both of overloading power sockets and of overheating and setting fire to the decorations or even the Christmas tree. The many candles that come out during the festive season present a similar danger and need to be treated with caution.
It also provides a number of general safety tips that are essential to follow all year round. For example having working smoke alarms correctly positioned is a vital way to ensure an early warning of any fire before it really starts to get hold. Another safety tip underlined by the guide is to turn the handles of pots with boiling water inwards to prevent potential scalding incidents.
Silentnight Fire Safety Link
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