Are you ready for winter?

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This sounds most depressing I know, particularly when we are enjoying a warm spell this weekend

winter dark days

However I'm afraid the colder and darker weather will be with us shortly so its worth a few moments thoght. Most incidents in the home can be prevented by using common sense and taking precautions. Winter, particularly, can be a dangerous time with the higher than usual use of candles, electrical appliances and more hazardous roads.

Candle fire safety

With the days growing darker and winter setting in, a few candles scattered round the room can lend a warm glow to an evening. But with candle fires resulting in around 350 casualties each year, we would like you to take extra care with candles this winter — nearly 40% of all fires started by candles result in a death or injury.

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Get your chimney ready for the winter

With the colder, winter months looming, people will begin to start using open fires or their wood burners and their chimneys again. In order to keep you and your family safe from fire, you need to take necessary steps such as ensuring your chimney is swept regularly, depending upon what fuel you burn and we would urge all householders to have a working smoke alarm in their home.

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