Being displaced from your home can be a dramatic experience. Avoiding this can be as simple as following these tips for preventing a fire at home.
1. Have an escape plan prepared and practice it. Keep exit routes clear in your home
2. Make sure fire extinguishers are available and ready to be used
3. Make sure your home has smoke detectors and alarms. Test your smoke detector and alarms every month and change the batteries at least once a year
4. Know your evacuation plan and how to report an emergency
5. DO NOT overload electrical sockets (avoid octopus connections)
6. Have your heating, cooling and ventilation systems at home checked and cleaned regularly
7. Never leave stoves unattended while cooking
8. Are matches kept out of the reach of children? Keep matches and lighters above the "strike zone" (too high for children to reach)
9. Unplug heat-producing appliances that are not in use, such as toasters and kettles
10. Are gasoline and other flammable liquids stored in safety cans, and kept well away from both heat and children? Move flammable liquids away from heat
Want an easy tip that can help save up to 5% of your energy costs?
Did You Know?
Saving hot water = saved energy AND money
For each + 1C degree drop in temperature, you can save up to 1 % in water-heating energy costs.
A typical household can waste between 30,000 to 50,000 litres per year waiting for water to heat in the sink, shower or bath tub!
Reduce the Use of Plastics
How to Reduce the Use of Plastics
Interested in improving your petrol consumption without buying a new car?
Did you know?
The Benefits of this simple action:
A simple check saves a lot of resources
If every driver made this change we would save millions of litres of fuel per year. This is a small, simple step that can make a difference over time to the country’s resources.