Take Extra Care - home safety tips and road safety tips

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.

Safety tips - take extra care on the roads

  1. SEATBELT - always wear a seatbelt
  2. WEATHER - drive carefully during bad weather conditions

  3. SPEED - slow down. Speed kills

  4. ALCOHOL - don't drink and drive

  5. MOBILES - don't use a mobile phone while driving

  6. CHECK - check your vehicle, particularly your tyres

View more road safety tips

Safety tips - take extra care at home

  1. TEST - fit a smoke alarm and test regularly

  2. PLAN - plan your easiest escape route

  3. CHECK - check all appliances before going to bed or leaving the house

  4. CARE - never leave cooking unattended

  5. CLOSE - close doors at all times - this can prevent fire spreading

  6. 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)

Last updated: Monday 25 April 2016