Winter fire safety
30 October 2023
The purpose of the following advice is to provide useful tips for our Customers and is not designed to replace professional advice. It does not necessarily deal with every aspect of a topic and if you are in any doubt, you should consult a qualified expert for their help. You should never attempt to carry out any activity which may put you or others at risk or which may cause damage to your or anyone else's property and the activities described must not be attempted by anyone under the age of 18.
Always read any manuals and safety instructions alongside the advice.
Whether you’re getting cosy by the fire or lighting some fireworks, winter can be a hazardous time for fire risks. For example, did you know that around 43 fires are caused by faulty electric blanket wiring a year? Or that three fires a day are caused by heaters? Like all seasons, taking the proper precautions to ensure your safety and those around you is essential.
To help you identify these risks and protect yourself, we’ve created this handy guide to winter fire safety.
Reporting anti-social behaviours regarding fireworks
If you’re a Places for People Customer and you notice an incident of anti-social behaviour involving fireworks, there are a few steps you can take. If the incident breaks the law, you should always call the police first. You can then report the incident to us via your online account or by calling us on 01772 667002 in England and Wales or 0131 657 0600 in Scotland.
If the incident continues to happen, keep a log of the events. This can help us and the police identify patterns in the offence to find a solution.
Winter can be a time of heightened fire hazards, but with a few simple steps and changes to your behaviour, you can dramatically reduce the risks. We hope you found this blog useful, and remember, you can find more handy guides like this on our My Place hub.