Cooksafe

Did you know that many fires in the county start in the kitchen, cooking being a primary reason.

A lot of these fires would have been preventable by following these simple safety tips:-

  • Keep the oven, hob and grill clean and in good working order. A build up of fat and grease can ignite a fire.
  • Take care when cooking with oil - it sets alight easily. If it starts to smoke it's too hot. Turn off the heat and leave it to cool.
  • Avoid leaving children in the kitchen alone when cooking on the hob. Keep matches and saucepan handles out of their reach.
  •  Don't leave pans on the hob when you're not around - take them off the heat if you have to leave the kitchen, even if you think it will only be for a moment.
  • Keep electrical leads, tea towels and cloths away from the cooker.
  • Don't cook if you are under the influence of alcohol.

 

 

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