Please make sure you have a working smoke alarm installed in your home and know exactly how to get out of your home if a fire was to break out.
WEATHER - drive carefully during bad weather conditions
SPEED - slow down. Speed kills
ALCOHOL - don't drink and drive
MOBILES - don't use a mobile phone while driving
CHECK - check your vehicle, particularly your tyres
View more road safety tips
TEST - fit a smoke alarm and test regularly
PLAN - plan your easiest escape route
CHECK - check all appliances before going to bed or leaving the house
CARE - never leave cooking unattended
CLOSE - close doors at all times - this can prevent fire spreading
CALL - get out and call 999 at the first sign of fire
More tips to keep you safe at home
Also, please make sure you lock wheelie bins away and don’t let any rubbish build up close to homes or outbuildings.
Here are copies of the Take Extra Care leaflets, so that you can download them:
Take extra care at HOME - leaflet (new window, PDF 1962KB)
Take extra care ON THE ROADS - leaflet (new window, PDF 179KB)
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