Safety advice during the warm weather
If you're heading outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, here are a few tips to stay fire-safe:
Barbecue fire safety advice
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 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
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
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
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)
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