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   Fire Safety

   Tips on how to prevent shack fires

  • Turn off all electrical appliances if a power failure occurs in your area
  • Never overload wall sockets, as this might start a fire
  • Do not leave pots unattended on a stove when cooking
  • Ensure that your stoves and candles are well placed in a balanced surface and cannot fall over any time
  • Make sure you do not leave your home or fall asleep while your candles , heaters , braziers or paraffin stoves are still switched on
  • Educate children about the dangers of a fire and what they should do if they find themselves in a dangerous situation
  • Train children that paraffin and matches is not a toy it cannot be played with
  • Store matches and lighters up high, out of reach of young hands
  • Do not leave your children alone in the shack while these items ( candles, heaters, braziers & paraffin stoves) are on as it might endanger them
  • If you have security bars on your windows or doors, make sure there is a release mechanism that works and that everyone in the household knows how to use
  • Never allow children to play with an open fire, especially during heating time
  • Make sure children never touch a space heater or put anything near it
  • Keep appliance cords, wires, etc out of reach of young children.