Bedtime routine to stay fire-safe when you're asleep

You are more at risk from a fire when asleep, so its a good idea to check your home before you go to bed. 

Bedtime checklist

Introduce a bedtime fire safety routine that includes the following:

  • Close all doors

  • Switch off and unplug electrical appliances

  • Check your cooker is turned off

  • Don't leave the washing machine on overnight

  • Turn heaters off

  • Put candles and cigarettes out properly

  • Making sure all exit routes are clear

  • Keep door and window keys where everyone can find them

  • Take your keys and mobile telephone with you to ensure you can escape in the event of an emergency

 Leaflet - bedtime routine (new window, PDF 175KB)

Last updated: Thursday 14 September 2017