During the Rugby World Cup don't drink and cook

Rugby - play it safe, safety tips

As Rugby World Cup fever grips the nation, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to urge residents to play it safe - don't drink and cook.

Cook safely

Play it safe in your kitchen. 

More than half of accidental fires at home are started by cooking. So please take a look at the safety tips below for tips on how to stay safe while you are cooking, and what to do if a fire starts in your kitchen.

  • Don’t leave cookers or grills unattended

  • Take care if you're wearing loose clothing - they can easily catch fire

  • Keep tea towels and cloths away from the cooker and hob

  • Double check the cooker is off when you've finished cooking

Drive Safely

If you are driving, stay on top of your game. 

If you are going out to watch the rugby and are planning to have a drink, please leave your car at home:

  • Don't drink and drive

  • Beware, you may still be over the limit the morning after a drinking session

Carry out your own home safety check

Complete our online home safety check and you will get a personalised fire safety plan, which will offer advice on how to prevent fires in your home.

Do the online home safety check

Book a home safety check

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will fit free smoke alarms for people who are aged over 65 and for people who are referred to us by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk.

If you are over 65 years of age and you live in Cheshire, you can arrange for a Firefighter or a Community Safety Advocate to visit your home for a free home safety visit. During the home safety visit advice will be given on how to make your home safer, what to do in the event of a fire and what to do if you are trapped by a fire. Free smoke alarms will also be fitted (if needed) with an explanation on how to maintain them correctly.

Book a home safety visit for over 65’s

Last updated: Tuesday 13 June 2017

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