Category Archives: Safety

Chimney Fire Safety Week – How Safe Is Your Home?

This week, 10-16 September, has been designated Chimney Fire Safety Week in support of the UK government’s Fire Kills campaign. It is being supported by HETAS, the official UK body for governing solid fuel fitters, as well as fire services throughout … Continue reading

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Gas Safety Week Starts Today

Gas Safety Week runs from 10-16 September, with the gas industry joining forces with consumer organisations to increase gas safety awareness among the general public and encourage people to take good care of their gas appliances. This post looks at … Continue reading

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Free Fire Safety Reminders From Press The Button

Testing your smoke alarm or CO alarm is one of those things you know you should do regularly, yet it is easy for it to slip your mind. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have come up with a great way … Continue reading

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Stove Owners – Are You Ready for Winter?

The burning season will soon begin. If you have a wood burning or multi fuel stove it’s time to make sure it is ready to keep you warm through the winter. To help you get organised Stoves Are Us have … Continue reading

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BBQ Safety – Don’t Let Carbon Monoxide Ruin Your Holiday

Do you use portable barbecues, camping lamps or any other portable heating. cooking or lighting appliance either at home or on holiday? If so you may be exposing your loved ones to the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Check out … Continue reading

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How Not to Light a Fire

How many of you have been tempted to give your wood burning stove or fire a little extra help getting going? Recently a Stockport man tried his luck and was fortunate to survive after turning himself into a human fireball. … Continue reading

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Woodburner Safety Advice from Fire Service

Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service recently issued some safety guidance in the wake of a number of house fires linked to wood burning stoves. Substantial energy price rises in recent years, coupled with the struggle to cope with … Continue reading

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Ash Disposal Tips for Woodburners

There’s nothing like the ambiance and comfort of a real fire, but decades of reliance on central heating seem to have left some gaps in our understanding of fire safety. I’ve seen too many news stories lately about house fires which started … Continue reading

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Safety With Real Christmas Trees

I recently saw the above fire safety video which gives a shocking demonstration of the dangers of a real Christmas tree catching fire. The video shows two living room fires filmed in a laboratory – the rooms are fully furnished but … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide Safety for Multifuel Stoves and Woodburners

As promised, this is a follow up to my previous post full of carbon monoxide facts relevant to people with multifuel and woodburning stoves. This article is more about the practical side of the issue – how to prevent problems … Continue reading

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