Bed time checks

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When you are sleeping it takes longer to wake up to the signs of a fire and if you don’t have a working smoke alarm there will be nothing to wake you up.

Get into the habit of completing a bedtime check

  • Close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading.
  • Check that the cooker is turned off.
  • Turn off and unplug electrical appliances. Unless they are meant to be left on e.g. your freezer.
  • Turn heaters off and put up fireguards.
  • Make sure exits are clear of obstacles and check that door and window keys are in the right place.
  • Make sure that cigarettes have been put out properly. Never smoke in bed.
  • Make sure all candles are out. Never leave one burning when you go to sleep.
  • Turn off your electric blanket. Unless it has been designed to be left on overnight and has a thermostat.
  • Make sure the washing machine, dishwasher or tumbler dryer are not running overnight.