Safety advice during the warm weather

Sunshine and blue skiesIf you're heading outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, here are a few tips to stay fire-safe:

Barbecue safety

  • Don't get distracted when cooking over hot coals.

  • Never light a barbecue in a tent or other enclosed space - they can cause Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Barbecue fire safety advice

Boat safety

  • The number of boat fires on our coastal and inland waters is relatively low.  But when they do occur, they quite often have devastating consequences.

  • Have a working smoke alarm on your boat.  Fires can spread quickly on a boat. Smoke alarms can help keep you and your crew safe. 

Boat fire safety advice

Caravan safety

  • Having a working smoke alarm when you’re staying in a caravan is just as important as having one in your home. 

  • If a fire breaks out in a caravan or mobile home it is always serious.

Caravan fire safety advice

Camping safety advice

  • Never use fuel-burning devices (e.g. disposable barbecues, camping stoves, camping heaters, lanterns, and charcoal grills) inside a tent. Using these indoors can cause Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Camping fire safety advice

Countryside safety

  • Do not leave bottles or glass in woodlands - they can cause a fire to start.

  • Extinguish cigarettes and other smoking materials properly

  • Only use barbecues in suitable and safe areas and never leave them unattended

Countryside fire safety advice

Water safety

  • Cooling off in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries and lakes can have deadly consequences.

  • The water may look calm on the surface, but there can be strong undercurrents that could pull even a strong swimmer under the water.

  • The water may feel warm on the surface, but just a few feet below the surface it can be icy cold.  The cold water can affect stamina and strength of swimmers.

Water safety advice

Heatwave safety

We have a number of tips for staying cool - and safe - in the sun:

Heatwave safety advice

Outdoor safety leaflet

Leaflet - fire safety outdoors (new window PDF 666 kb)

You may need to download Adobe Reader (opens in new window) to view files in PDF format.

Last updated: Monday 05 June 2017

Related images


Sunshine and blue skies