Identify hotspots in the kitchen
With electrical gadgets alongside water, a gas stove and knives, the kitchen is the biggest potential danger zone.
- Fully extinguish burning embers (eg. charcoal or cigarette butts) before binning them.
- Do not leave cooking unattended.
- Check gas connections for leaks daily.
- Have a fire extinguisher handy and ensure every family member knows how to use it.
Break the leaks
Wear-and-tear and corrosion in taps, water heaters and air-con piping, along with failed waterproofing membrane in the unit above can cause leaks.
- Conduct regular checks for leaks.
- Repair leaks or dripping taps promptly.
Pull the plug on electrical hazards
Improper use of appliances and poorly-made gadgets can cause short circuits, current shocks or create sparks.
- Use only appliances with the Safety Mark.
- Don't overload power points.
- Never leave appliances charging overnight.
- Replace worn or damaged electrical cords.
Don't give intruders a window of opportunity
Poor quality, rusty, damaged and old locks on windows, doors and gates are an open invitation for burglars.