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A photograph of two high-rise blocks in Ladywood in Birmingham
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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Petrol storage at home
While you can store petrol at home, there are strict rules and safety guidelines you should follow.
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A photograph of high-rise blocks around a canal in Birmingham city centre.
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.
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Several cigarettes in an ash tray with one still lit
Smoking
Smoking at home can be risky, especially if cigarettes are left unattended. Stay safe by following our tips.
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Candle safety
Candles may be beautiful and soothing, but they are flames and need to be handled with care.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Kitchen safety
Kitchen fires account for nearly two-thirds of accidental fires at home, but many can be easily avoided.
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A smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector and hearing impaired smoke alarm
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms are essential for every home and ensure you and your family can be warned early if there's a fire.
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