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How To Teach Your Classroom About Fire Safety

Teaching children about fire safety is an important part of the curriculum, but it can be hard to know the best ways to engage them and where to find resources. Primarily, an important thing to consider when you’re planning to deliver a lesson on fire safety is whether you will have any children present who may have been involved in a fire. You should be able to find this out from the school’s HR department, and then be able to handle the matter sensitively. In the case of young children, consulting their guardians first is advisable, so that they are aware of the content.
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How To Teach Young Children About Fire Safety

Communicating with young children can be difficult at the best of times, so how do you set about teaching them about fire safety? Every year, over 400 children under the age of 11 are injured and 4 are killed in accidental fires in the home in England. Young children are especially vulnerable, and understandably so, but that doesn’t mean family members can’t undertake a variety of fire safety measures to protect them. This may involve installing a higher standard of fire safety products in the home, such as an interlinking system so that you are alerted to danger throughout the property or taking a variety of approaches to teach them about the dangers of fire and what to do if one occurs.
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What To Do In The Event Of Fire

It is vital that you have a fire escape plan in place so that everyone in your home knows what to do in the event of a fire. As the best course of action will change according to your location, the type of building and the extent and whereabouts of fire, it is important that everyone knows what to do in different situations. It is therefore recommended to plan and practise multiple escape routes, and follow a defined course of action should you find a fire in your home.
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7 Benefits Of The Stove Guard - An Automatic Stove Shut Off Device

Did you know that over 60% of home fires start in the kitchen? Given the presence of flammable oils, heat sources and variety of electrical appliances - this is understandable. Yet it doesn’t mean landlords and residents can’t take several steps to enhance their level of safety in the home, especially when there are vulnerable people living there. Fire prevention methods in the kitchen can be both behavioural and technological. For instance, installing fire alarms including smoke and heat alarms, not leaving cooking unattended, and practising an escape plan are some of the procedures outlined in our Fire Safety In The Kitchen eBook. However, for tenants who are high risk or vulnerable - such as children, the elderly, disabled or those living with dementia - a higher level of fire protection may be required.
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Landlords! Are Your Tenants Safe In The Kitchen?

According to Fire statistics Great Britain 2012/13, 62% of accidental fires in the home start in the kitchen, making it the most hazardous room in the home. As landlords have a legal responsibility to provide fire safety in their rental premises, it is therefore vital that they pay particular attention to this room. At a fundamental level, landlords and property-related professionals must ensure they are compliant with legislation. This includes, but is not limited to,  compliance  with the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) -  introduced by the Housing Act (2004) - the Regulatory Reform Order 2005, and relevant Building Regulations.
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