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Heatwave Safety

During a heatwave, there is an increased risk of incidents like fire, water rescue and health issues due to the hot weather. Check out our heatwave safety tips to reduce risk and stay safe during the summer.
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999 BSL - UK Emergency Video Relay Service

999 BSL connects users to British Sign Language interpreters through an app or a web-based platform. They will relay the conversation to the emergency service/s.
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Christmas Safety

Around Christmas, we have a range of safety information available to help you and your families stay safe during the festive season.
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Safety advice for professionals and carers

Fire safety advice for professionals and carers who work with people with care and support needs.
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Tall Buildings and Grenfell

Information that may be relevant for landlords or building management companies related to high-rise safety and outcomes of the Grenfell report is available here.
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Register your products

When you’re buying home appliances or electronics, online or from a store, it’s important you register your products with the manufacturer. It helps them to contact you if something’s wrong.
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First Aid

First aid can be crucial for saving someone's life in an emergency. Here's some basic first aid information that might help.
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Emergency SMS

If you can’t make voice calls, there’s an emergency SMS service you can use. You have to register before you can use it, so it's best to do that before you need it.
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Dialling 999

You always hope that an emergency will never happen to you. But if it does, dialling 999 and knowing what to say or do is important.
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Sparklers

Sparklers can be fun if used safely, but they can burn at more than 1000 degrees so follow our tips to keep you and your family safe.
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