Winter nearing ever so close, bringing the cold and power cuts brings a lot more dangers into our homes and businesses.
As our buildings are not built to withstand cold conditions like Europe and the Americas we are forced to use powered heat sources to bridge the gap and to create a comfortable climate indoors.
Elecrical aids like heaters are used and electric blankets, as this unnatural heat fills the room the body naturally relaxes and you get tired. This results in people not concentrating or falling a sleep. In the 8 years I have been in the fire safety industry I have heard of countless deaths of people leaving heaters too close to curtains and electric blankets on and then falling a sleep.
Please think about where you place your heat sources as this is the final piece of the starting a fire puzzle in your home or worlplace. I also urge you to vigilantly switch off all of your heat sources before going to bed.
Everything about winter lends itself to laziness and desperation for heat and this is a deadly combination.
With the power cuts, gas and candles are often used to create warmth and light. With a pet or children all it takes is being interested in the light and bumping something over so please always consider your environment before settling down and relaxing.
Thank you for reading. Please let me know if you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me on email or phone or alternatively you can respond to this blog.