Home safety check sheet

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Kitchen

  • Do you use a Deep Fat Fryer instead of a Chip Pan?   YES          NO
  • When someone is cooking do they stay at the cooker?  YES          NO
  • Are all electrical appliances that are not needed unplugged?  YES          NO
  • If you are drying clothes are they kept away from open heat sources?  YES          NO

Living Room

  • Are all ashtrays emptied correctly, especially before going to bed?  YES          NO
  • If candles are used are they in a proper holder and never left unattended ?  YES          NO
  • Are all electrical appliances that are not needed unplugged ?  YES          NO
  • Are matches and lighters kept in a safe place away from children ?  YES          NO
  • If you use an open fire do you use a spark guard ?  YES          NO
  • If you use an open fire do you have your chimney cleaned twice a year?  YES          NO

Hall

  • Do you have a Smoke Alarm fitted on the ceiling?  YES          NO
  • Do you test it once a week?  YES          NO
  • Is there a clear path through the hallway if you need to make an escape?  YES          NO
  • In an evacuation can the door be easily opened?  YES          NO
  • If keys are needed for the door, are they readily available?  YES          NO

Your Bedroom

  • Are all electrical appliances that are not needed unplugged?  YES          NO
  • Is your floor area clear of toys and things in case you need to make an escape?  YES          NO

Family

  • Does someone carryout a night-time routine safety check?  YES          NO
  • Are all doors closed before going to bed?  YES          NO
  • Does everyone in the family know the escape plan?  YES          NO
  • Does everyone in the family know where the keys are left at night?  YES          NO
  • Does everyone know where to meet outside the house in the event of fire?  YES          NO

If you answered NO to any of the questions you need to correct the problem as soon as possible.

Contact Details

National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management
The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
Rm. G59
Custom House
Dublin 1
D01 W6X0