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We want you to have an egg-cellent Easter, and to help do this, we’ve got some safety tips that will help keep everyone safe over the holiday period.

Sarah Wilkinson, Head of Prevention said: “We wish all our communities a happy Easter and want them to stay safe, however they may be celebrating. During the holiday period we’re aware that many will be spending time with family and friends. However, we’re mindful of those that may not be coping so well, why not take some time to check in on elderly or vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbours.

“It’s also the time many choose to celebrate by cooking up a feast or making sweet treats from left over Easter eggs! Over 50% of accidental household fires start in the kitchen, there are many distractions in the home, making it easy to lose focus. It’s important to never leave cooking unattended, especially when children are assisting in the kitchen.”

Key safety tips include:

  • Having working smoke alarms installed on all levels of your home. Working alarms can provide vital time needed to escape in a fire. It is important to test smoke alarms regularly and never remove batteries!
  • Never leave cooking unattended. When you have finished cooking, ensure your oven, hob or air fryer is turned off.
  • Make sure the cooking area is clean and clutter free.
  • Never leave burning candles unattended. Keep candles out of the reach of children and away from decorations, soft furnishings and other flammable items.
  • Don’t overload your electrical sockets or charge batteries on escape routes and when you are sleeping, or if you are leaving the home.

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