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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.
Read more about Tall Buildings and Grenfell
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Petrol storage at home

While you can store petrol at home, there are strict rules and safety guidelines you should follow.
Read more about Petrol storage at home
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High-rise safety

Those living in high-rise blocks aren't more at risk from fire, but we've got some helpful advice to keep you safe if there's an emergency.
Read more about High-rise safety
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Smoking

Smoking at home can be risky, especially if cigarettes are left unattended. Stay safe by following our tips.
Read more about Smoking
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Candle safety

Candles may be beautiful and soothing, but they are flames and need to be handled with care.
Read more about Candle safety
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Electrical safety

We all have lots of electronic goods in our homes. But using them safely is vital to reduce the risk of fire in your home or workplace.
Read more about Electrical safety
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Bedtime safety

When you’re asleep, it takes longer to sense a fire and escape safely. We've got some great bedtime safety tips to keep you safe at night.
Read more about Bedtime safety
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Escape plan

Having a smoke alarm is the first crucial step to protecting yourself from fire. But what would you do if it went off during the night?
Read more about Escape plan
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Kitchen safety

Kitchen fires account for nearly two-thirds of accidental fires at home, but many can be easily avoided.
Read more about Kitchen safety
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Smoke alarms

Smoke alarms are essential for every home and ensure you and your family can be warned early if there's a fire.
Read more about Smoke alarms
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