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Safety in your home

National lockdown: Stay at home. You must not leave your home unless necessary. Find out what you can and cannot do.

Fire

Cleveland Fire Brigade is the fire service for Middlesbrough.

Their website has lots of advice to keep you and your family safe from fire in your home. It includes how to prevent fires from cooking and smoking, what to do if a fire starts, and the importance of using a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm.

You can also do a home safety check to find out if there is anything you can improve to make your home safer.

In an emergency, always call 999.

Accidents at home

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a charity that works to prevent accidents and injuries in the home. The website has lots of advice on many topics including gas and electrical safety, safety for older people, and safety for children. It also runs a free helpline where you can get advice on keeping children safe in the home. Advice includes using car seats, preventing poisoning, and preventing suffocation.

 

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