I have a fan heater which as soon as tilted it the slightest bit it switches itself off. I have aa screen I surround it with. I keep it further than the recommended safe distance away from all objects. Avoid allowing all young children from entering the kitchen area. Don’t allow your child to use the toaster until he/she is old enough to understand the danger if it isn’t used with care, that the powerpoint must be switched off afterwards. I have a special switch which prevents the hottop or oven being operated unless it is activated. The hot-top also has a lock on it. My Microwave Oven has a built-in childproof lock in it, as does my washing machine. Have a fire blanket in your kitchen near cooking appliances, also a fire extinguisher which can be used for electrical fires as well as others.The side door into the garage is kept locked. Test your smoke alarms regularly and replace its batteries once a year, or more frequently if it has been activated or gives a low signal at all.
It is essential to dress warmly in Winter but make sure you don’t dress your babies or toddlers too warmly as they don’t have ability to uncover themselves to prevent dehydration which can be life threatening.
In warmer weather ensure you dress in light clothing. If it really cool in the morning you may need to put a slightly warmer top on for a short period of time. Keep your blinds down and curtains closed in the rooms you aren’t using. It is advisable to have your roof insulated as it helps to keep your rooms cooler in Summer (and warmer in Winter). If there is a gap under your exterior doors, attach weather strips to prevent heat and cold draughts entering your house.

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Published 29th January 2020


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