Grill pan fire safety tips

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.

Grill pan - fire safety tips

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:

Kitchen fire safety tips

Smoke alarms 

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Safe and well visit

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.

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Last updated: Monday, 19 June 2023