CFA’S Top Tips For Home Safety

In the kitchen

  • Never leave cooking unattended.
  • Keep tea towels and cloth pot-holders away from the stove. 
  • Keep grills, fans and cooking surfaces free of grease. 
  • Replace faulty appliances. 

In the lounge room 

  • Keep toys, clothing and curtains away from heaters. 
  • Ensure heaters are turned off when you go to bed. 
  • Keep a fire screen in front of open fires. 
  • Keep candles, incense and oil burners away from anything flammable. 
  • Keep lighters and matches away from children. 

In the bedroom 

  • Don’t smoke in bed. 
  • Don’t leave an electric blanket on for more than 30 minutes. 
  • Don’t put anything on top of a bed when an electric blanket is on, including objects, pets or people. 
  • Have a smoke detector in every bedroom. 

In the laundry 

  • Clean the lint filter in the clothes dryer after each load. 
  • Let the dryer complete its cool-down cycle before stopping it. 

In the home office 

  • Never overload power boards. 
  • Don’t use faulty devices. 

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