Heating your Home

Using unsafe heating methods can often lead to a fire starting in your property.

  • KEEP heaters away from curtains and furniture and other materials that may ignite.
  • NEVER dry clothes over a heater or open fire.
  • ALWAYS use fireguards with open fires and ensure you have your chimney swept regularly.
  • DON'T move the heater while it is turned on.

Chimney safety

Did you know your chimneys should be swept according to the type of fuel being used?

  • Smokeless fuel - at least once a year
  • Bituminous coal - at least twice a year
  • Wood - quarterly when in use
  • Oil - once a year
  • Gas - once a year by a Gas Safe chimney sweep