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Staying Safe

Staying Safe

Here are a few things to think about to make sure that you keep yourself safe both in your home and when you’re out and about. Lots of them may seem obvious but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

  • Make sure your windows are closed and your doors are locked if you are going out.
  • Make sure that all candles or cigarettes have been put out properly before you go to bed.
  • Always ensure that your cooker is turned off when not in use.
  • It would be a very good idea to have a free home fire safety check from the fire service.
  • This is very easy to arrange by ringing this Freephone number 0800 1691234. The check is free and you can get free smoke alarms, fire blankets and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Don’t invite someone you don’t know very well back to your home.
  • Always keep your bank card PIN secret.
  • When answering the door to utility companies (e.g. gas meter reading) always ask to see the callers ID. If they can’t show you don’t let them in.
  • Take money out of the Cashpoint during the day if you are planning to go out in the evening.
  • Make sure you have enough money so that you can get home at the end of the evening.
  • If you are out at night, stick to main roads and well lit, busy areas.
  • Stay with friends and don’t walk home alone or with someone you don’t know.
  • Don’t show off your valuables when you are out in public.