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  • Seasonal safety (13)
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    • Water safety (3)
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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.
Read more about Heatwave Safety
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Camping and caravans

Check out our tips on staying safe and enjoying yourself in the great outdoors!
Read more about Camping and caravans
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Parks and woodlands

Small fires can easily start in parks or woodland areas. Here are some steps you can take to make sure we all keep our outdoor spaces safe, clean and reduce any risk of fire.
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Countryside fire safety

Take a look at our tips on preventing fire in the countryside.
Read more about Countryside fire safety
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Bio ethanol and gel fuel

There are no current European standards for bio ethanol and gel fuel burners, so our safety advice should be strictly followed.
Read more about Bio ethanol and gel fuel
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Barbecues

Barbecues in the garden can be great in the summer. Here are some safety tips you can follow so you can enjoy them safely.
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Bonfires

Bonfires, either in the garden or at organised displays can be fun when enjoyed safely.
Read more about Bonfires
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Water safety

Water safety is really important, as a child or an adult. Whether it's on holiday abroad or around canals, lakes or other waterways.
Read more about Water safety
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