Most fires start in the kitchen and a major cause of these fires is a build up of fat and oil in grill pans. The fat and oil can easily ignite when heated so please clean your grill pan regularly.
To avoid a fire and to keep your family safe, clean your grill after you have used it. This can help to prevent a nasty fire that could cause damage to your home or, worse still, it could cost lives.
Here are some top tips to avoid a fire in your kitchen:
Always clean the grill pan after using it to avoid a build up of fat and oil in your grill pan.
Never leave cooking unattended.
Take extra care if you are wearing loose clothing.
Make sure that you have working smoke alarms.
Keep tea towels and cloths away from grills and hobs.
Don’t start cooking if you have had alcohol or are really tired.
If a grill pan catches fire, do not take risks - get everyone out of your home and call 999
Please use the following links to view more safety tips:
Complete our online home safety check (Risk Rater) and you will get a personalised fire safety plan giving advice on how to prevent fires in your home.
We offer a free Safe and Well visit for people who are aged over 65 and for people who are referred to us by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk.
Safe and Well visits incorporate the traditional fire safety information (and smoke alarm fitting, with additional advice on slips, trips, fall prevention and more.
Last updated: Monday, 19 June 2023