HOME FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST cfa.vic.gov.au/homechecklist

HOME FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST cfa.vic.gov.au/homechecklist
HOME FIRE
SAFETY
CHECKLIST
Smoke alarms
  Test and clean regularly.
  At least one on each level.
 One in every bedroom
where someone sleeps
with the door closed.
Heaters
 Install, maintain and operate
according to manufacturer’s
instructions.
 Keep 1 metre clear space around.
 Turn off before going to bed or
going out.
Candles
 Keep away from curtains.
 Always use on
non‑combustible
surfaces.
Chimneys and flues
  Clean yearly.
Kitchen
 Never leave cooking
unattended.
 Keep combustibles
such as teatowels
and curtains away
from cooking and
heat sources.
 Keep pot handles
turned in.
 Keep grills, fans and
cooking surfaces free
of grease residue.
Bedroom
  Never smoke in bed.
  Don't leave laptops on bed
Electric blankets
 Turn on no more than
30 minutes before bed.
 Turn off before you get
into bed.
 Remove heavy items
from bed when on.
 Keep flat with controls
at the side of the bed.
 Regularly check for
broken and worn wiring.
Open fire place
 Always use a fire screen in
front of an open fire.
 Put out fires before going to
bed or going out.
 Keep 1 metre clear space
around
Front door
 Never deadlock doors when
you’re at home. If you must keep
doors deadlocked, leave your
keys in the lock.
 Develop and practise your home
fire escape plan – have two
ways to escape each room and
a designated safe meeting point
outside your home, e.g. letterbox.
Laundry
 Clean the lint filter on
your clothes dryer after
each load.
 Let the dryer complete
its cooldown cycle
before stopping.
Remember…
If your smoke alarms
have removable batteries
replace them every year.
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heating equipment.
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appliances at the power
point when not in use.
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and equipment in good
working order.
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equipment
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boards.
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use your fire blanket and
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